Is Alpine on server a good idea?
- 1 month 2 weeks ago
I read a few posts about Alpine, which claim that this system is your best option if you want to avoid systemd.
Before I start to install it on my home server I'd like to know whether it is mature enough and I won't have serious problems with the installation and usage. I'd like to use drive encryption + btrfs + raid1 with 2x 128g SSD-s for the OS and btrfs + raid1 2x 1t WD blue HDD for the data. I'd like to run vpn, docker, git, samba and ssh on it and nodejs, python, php, pgsql, neo4j (requires java) and orientdb in the containers. At what grade are these supported?
According to distrowatch and wiki this distro is mainly developed for embedded devices. I am worried about the default settings too, because embedded devices have limited resources and my current microserver uses a Xeon E3-1230v5 with 16g ram, which is unlimited compared to a router. Will I have performance problems because of the settings e.g. too small buffers, etc.?