Anyway, you have to first search for the community in the format !whatever@where.ever. It doesn’t show up the first time but if you mash Enter for a while it will…

Also, this FAQ linked by @Wistful@discuss.technics.de is pretty helpful and covers some of the pitfalls of being the first (or only!) person in an instance to subscribe to a community: https://lemm.ee/post/37715

Edit 2: Found https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/3055 requesting better support for discovering federated communities. Please consider upvoting that issue if you have a github account and think it would be helpful!

I made myself a lemmy: https://tortoisewrath.com

You may notice I am not writing to you from said lemmy… because https://tortoisewrath.com/c/selfhosted@lemmy.world is a 404. In fact, though it appears to have federated itself with a bunch of other servers, it only appears to be able to see two communities. These were among the first few communities I tried to access (technology@beehaw.org didn’t work but those two did) - since adding those two, I haven’t been able to see any others, even on lemmy.ml where the first two were.

Is this normal? Do I just need to be more patient and it’ll figure it out on its own, or is there some switch I need to flip to make it do the thing?

(Apologies if this is obvious to those who understand the fediverse but I have no idea what I’m doing)

  • IcySyndicate@lemmy.world
    1 year ago

    I use a Dell Wyse 5060 Thin Client as my file server and the reason for that is I needed something that is low powered as electricity isn’t cheap in my country . My backup solution is really simple and cheap. I use a HDD docking station (only has one slot) as the main and a laptop HDD enclosure as secondary.

    I’ve configured a script that would mirror the main drive to the laptop HDD. This executes every midnight. Then every week or two, i perform a cold storage backup to another laptop hard drive. This way, I keep a third snapshot in case either one of those two hard drives go out. Or if i need to restore a file to the original.

    My thin client runs Windows 11 and I’ll probably get crucified for it but in all honesty, it works just fine. It doesn’t connect to the internet since I restricted it to only LAN on my router. If it needs an update, I simply just download the latest patch from Microsoft on another computer and then transferring it over to the server. File transfer speeds are what i expect from a mechanical HDD.