Ask HN: Tips on hosting your own Postgres instance

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  • k3s

    Lightweight Kubernetes

  • InfluxDB

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  • litestream

    Streaming replication for SQLite.

    You might want to have a look at Litestream then:

    “Continuously stream SQLite changes to AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, SFTP, or NFS. Quickly recover to the point of failure if your server goes down.”

    It can also stream to a self-hosted Minio instance:

  • embedded-postgres

    Run a real Postgres database locally on Linux, OSX or Windows as part of another Go application or test

    depending on the language you have chosen for your side project you might also be able to run postgresql in embedded mode here is the one for golang . There is similar solution for java as well.

  • postgresql_cluster

    PostgreSQL High-Availability Cluster (based on "Patroni" and DCS "etcd" or "consul"). Automating with Ansible.

    If not Kubernetes, check out this: – Postgres + patroni + pgBouncer + WAL-G or pgBackRest + Netdata + more, managed by Ansible.

    If you do want to use Kubernetes, then check out and

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