I believe this is a slightly controversial topic, at least from what I have gathered so far. Some say its best to leave the server on to spare the life time of the spinning rust. Other seem to prefer to save power and boot the server off each night. So wanted to chip in and hear what folks here do and why do what you do.

Bonus question; Do you guys have a UPS? Is it a must have for a homelab, or does it just depend on the usecase?

  • DarkMetatron
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    4 days ago

    My home server does all my network related stuff (including DNS and DHCP) turning it off would be a very bad idea due to this.

    I don’t have a UPS, but it is relatively high on my list.

    • PeroBasta@lemmy.world
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      3 days ago

      It all depends if you actually nerd those services 24/7

      I dont need DHCP or DNS from 1am to 6am for example

    • MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca
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      3 days ago

      I moved my DNS to a pair of raspberry Pi 3’s running bind, with a DNS stub zone for my homelab domain that points to my homelab DNS servers.

      That way the internet keeps working whether my homelab works or not. Keeps the wife aggro down.