Fabian Weller

Technology Developer

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Grumpy Cloud

"Grumpy Cloud" hates disorganization and gets grumpy when things are messy. Therefore, it always tries to tidy up with automations.

The "Personalized Cloud Services" project is an initiative aimed at learning and experimenting with cloud-based personalized functionalities. This project involved deploying and configuring Nextcloud on a self-hosted server at Hetzner.de to understand cloud system administration and automation for personalized cloud services. I distributed the service to a few friends to test its functionality, load capacity, and to gain insights into server structure and administration.

Hardware Components

The idea behind the project is to provide a cloud service for children and non-tech-savvy people, with a focus on data privacy. Additionally, a friendly cloud should offer useful AI-driven organizational tools that are so simple even children can understand them. The project has been online and operational for several months, and as soon as time permits, I will expand the little cloud with a few useful agents and features.

Project Objectives

The main goal of this project is to implement and optimize a personalized cloud service using Nextcloud. I aimed to:

  • Set up and deploy a Nextcloud server on a Hetzner-hosted machine.
  • Understand and manage system administration tasks.
  • Develop and experiment with automation for cloud-based personalized functionalities.
  • Test and analyze server load and performance by distributing the service to users.

Hardware and Software Components

Hardware and Software Components

The project utilizes a range of hardware and software components to build and maintain the personalized cloud service, including:

  • Hetzner Server: Acts as the hosting platform for the Nextcloud deployment.
  • Nextcloud: Provides the cloud-based service for storing and managing personal data.
  • Linux Development Tools: For setting up the server environment and managing project dependencies.
Hardware Components

Project Workflow

The project workflow involves several stages:

  1. Initial Setup: Configure the Hetzner server and install necessary libraries and tools.
  2. Nextcloud Deployment: Deploy and configure Nextcloud on the server.
  3. Feature Development: Develop and test personalized functionalities.
  4. Load Testing: Distribute the service to users and analyze server load and performance.
  5. Optimization: Optimize server settings and functionalities for better performance and user experience.