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November 22nd, 2018 07:47

Maintenance of peertube instance.

harish k
harish k Public Seen by 263

Hi All,
I am currently maintaining a peertube instance for fsci @ https://videos.fsci.org.in/

I would like to handover its responsibility to someone .
Currently, it is running from my personal Scaleway account.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen November 23rd, 2018 12:01

@harish thanks for setting it up and maintaining till now. Lets see if anyone steps up to maintain it. If no one steps up in next 2 weeks, we can stop the service.

Syam

Syam November 23rd, 2018 15:51

is the service being used widely

harish k

harish k November 23rd, 2018 15:56

No. That is another problem.

-Sent from mobile

Syam

Syam November 23rd, 2018 16:01

so if its not being used then why cant we just kill it .

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen November 23rd, 2018 18:59

@syam it is a chicken and egg problem. Unless it becomes a dependable service, we can't really ask people to use it. Without widely promoting, people don't know such a service exist. It is an important replacement for services like youtube.com

V. Sasi Kumar

V. Sasi Kumar November 24th, 2018 04:12

Can I promote this link? I too may be able to contribute videos.

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer November 28th, 2018 09:28

I am willing to maintain the peertube instance for fsci. @harishk., please provide guidelines to maintain the server and documents. I am going through the installation documents available online.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen November 28th, 2018 09:38

@shine also volunteered (we discussed about it at debutsav.in)

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer November 28th, 2018 09:48

@praveenarimbrathod may i maintain the peertube instance.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen November 28th, 2018 12:09

Yes, you and shine can work as a team. The more volunteers we have, the better.

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer November 29th, 2018 07:08

thanks @praveenarimbrathod . @harishk please forward any documents to tanzeem@tutanota.com
@shine we can move ahead right. please send a mail to the above mentioned mail id

harish k

harish k November 29th, 2018 08:44

@Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer: We are already keeping server details and credentials as per the usual FSCI server maintenance process. ( Ie, details are kept in a git repo with restricted access )
Other than installation details & credentials, there is nothing much to document. But still I will try to send you some documentation.

Migrating the server from my personal Scaleway account is the most important step that we need to do on this topic.

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer November 30th, 2018 08:56

can you suggest an account alternate to Scaleway ? You hosted it in free account or paid account.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen November 30th, 2018 09:42

Scaleway is the cheapest we found. Do you have a credit card? We should use a dedicated account for peertube. Create a mailing list for admins at lists.fsci.org.in which can also be used for registration in scaleway and other places.

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer November 30th, 2018 11:13

I don't have a credit card. I use an SBI Debit card. I was ok with having technical support for maintaining the peertube instance. Will need to check whether I can provide financial support as weel. How much will it cost in INR terms or per-monthly basis.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen November 30th, 2018 14:12

We just need some one to use the credit card, we can find sponsors for the actual funding which can be transferred to the person who provide the credit card.

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer December 1st, 2018 09:35

ok that seems good. @shine do you have a credit card

harish k

harish k December 1st, 2018 16:18

@Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer: Also, please note that, it may not be a good idea to use any free hosting service for this purpose because, peertube does video encoding on the fly and it is a compute intensive operation.
In short, CPU & disk space requirements are not minimal for peerputbe instance. we need paid account for hosting peertube instance and when users increases, maintenance cost will increase .

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer December 7th, 2018 09:07

what next @harishk , @shine

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 9th, 2018 05:39

We need to get a new server at scaleway.com, using a lists.fsci.org.in alias address.

harish k

harish k December 12th, 2018 05:58

So, How we can finalize this? I think a Riot group chat can speed up the process.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 14th, 2018 11:57

We can use #videos.fsci.org.in:poddery.com

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 14th, 2018 11:58

We are trying to make it sustainable right now, once we migrate to a new server, we can start using/promoting it.

harish k

harish k December 16th, 2018 20:55

@Praveen: Is it a question to me? Sorry i couldn't understand your question.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2018 06:09

No, it is for @shine and @tanzeem to solve the hosting puzzle and get a server.

shine

shine December 17th, 2018 19:29

Hey, I'm sorry I forgot about this earlier. I'm here now. Thanks for giving me a nudge earlier. :wink:

shine

shine December 17th, 2018 19:32

I use my HDFC debit card with online.net which is another partner with scaleway.com.

shine

shine December 17th, 2018 19:32

@tanzeem, SBI doesn't enable international transactions on debit cards, maybe you need to enable that to use your debit card on such websites.

shine

shine December 17th, 2018 19:36

I do; but I don't prefer using it unless absolutely necessary. I try to keep my online transactions to a minimum and restricted to my debit card. My debit card has international transactions enabled and has been used to pay my personal server bills at online.net.

If need be, we can put my credit card on file if that is a mandate. Let's try it out with a debit card first, shall we?

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 18th, 2018 05:38

Yes, next issue is to use a mailing list as an alias for the admins, easier to manage than an email. @bhe can you create videos at fsci.org.in address?

harish k

harish k December 21st, 2018 04:24

Hi all, Is there any update on this ? How can we finalize this process?

-Sent from mobile