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Maintenance of peertube instance.

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harish k Public Seen by 281

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.

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Pirate Praveen Fri 23 Nov 2018

@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.

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Syam Fri 23 Nov 2018

is the service being used widely

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harish k Fri 23 Nov 2018

No. That is another problem.

-Sent from mobile

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Syam Fri 23 Nov 2018

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

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Pirate Praveen Fri 23 Nov 2018

@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

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V. Sasi Kumar Sat 24 Nov 2018

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

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Pirate Praveen Fri 14 Dec 2018

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

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Wed 28 Nov 2018

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.

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Pirate Praveen Wed 28 Nov 2018

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

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shine Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Wed 28 Nov 2018

@praveenarimbrathod may i maintain the peertube instance.

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Pirate Praveen Wed 28 Nov 2018

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

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Thu 29 Nov 2018

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

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harish k Thu 29 Nov 2018

@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.

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Fri 30 Nov 2018

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

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Pirate Praveen Fri 30 Nov 2018

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.

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Fri 30 Nov 2018

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.

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Pirate Praveen Fri 30 Nov 2018

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.

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shine Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

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shine Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Sat 1 Dec 2018

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

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harish k Sat 1 Dec 2018

@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 .

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shine Mon 17 Dec 2018

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?

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Pirate Praveen Tue 18 Dec 2018

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?

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harish k Fri 21 Dec 2018

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

-Sent from mobile

TMB

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer Fri 7 Dec 2018

what next @harishk , @shine

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Pirate Praveen Sun 9 Dec 2018

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

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harish k Wed 12 Dec 2018

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

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Pirate Praveen Fri 14 Dec 2018

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

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harish k Sun 16 Dec 2018

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

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Pirate Praveen Mon 17 Dec 2018

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