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?

    • BritishJ@lemmy.world
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      4 days ago

      But it is. They’re stopped and deallocated. They start up when demanded. And shutdown when below a threshold or a certain schedule.

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        4 days ago

        I’m starting to understand why British admins are paid so much less than their American counterparts.

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          3 days ago

          You do understand, when you have VM’s set to auto scale, they shutdown when not in use, if you’re using horizontal scaling.