Hi all!

For those who are using a very small, limited-RAM VPS (smaller than 4GB), how are you finding keeping Lemmy up to date?

I’m doing each component piecemeal, and on my 2GB RAM VPS I couldn’t finish lemmy backend’s cargo build, just too much RAM required even with 1.5GB of swap (VPS provider is really going to enjoy that, I’m sure)

I did the production build on a machine at home and copied the lemmy_server over. Seems to be fine, but… rust or lemmy seem to have some massive resource requirements on the build.


Maybe you can write documentation for the manual installation in that case, some people have been asking for that. And feel free to ask if you have problems installing Lemmy this way (though we cant help with things like iframely).


I’m hoping to post draft revision 1 of my install notes/procedure to this community in the very near future. I wanted to say next couple of days, but I have the feeling I know what’s going to happen in the next few days leading up to Christmas. heh

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