I’ve recently got myself a nice shiny new synology DS918+ which I use for backups etc and it’s only now that I’ve installed influxdb persistence on my OH install on my Pi that I’ve begun to wonder if it would actually make more sense to take the opportunity to move everything across and install OH onto my synology and run it from there.
It makes sense to me as it’s a nice beefy machine, lots of space, disk redundancy etc - all the yummy things that a decent NAS provides.
It also means I can have my persisitence dbs in the same place.
However, when I’ve trawled the community it seems there is almost as many people saying ‘don’t do it’ as ‘do it’ so I’m in two minds.
I have no problem spending the time moving my rules over as I’m in a good place with the system, the basics are all in and I’m about to embark on the expansion so perhaps a good time to restore, tidy and refresh everything.
I understand the arguements saying that OH should be on it’s own stand alone device, so it’s not affected or brought down by other things using the same hardware, but for me my NAS is always on, not massively used or over provisioned and far more powerful than the pi will ever be…not to mention the ease of backup / snapshots.
What are the other reasons to / not to move to a Synology for OH?
If there are none, is it ok to run 2 instances of OH on my network while I move things across?