cross-posted from: https://jemmy.jeena.net/post/533933

I’m kind of tired of Nextcloud because it’s using so many resources on my server and I’m only using it for calendar and address book for two users. So I’m looking for alternatives, what do you use (only self hosted) and how do you like it?

  • @thayer@lemmy.ca
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    4 months ago

    Radicale, and I only sync when at home on the LAN. Super simple to setup, requires minimal maintenance and very few resources.

    Thunderbird on our workstations syncs directly to Radicale, and it’s an overall good experience.

    I use DAVx⁵ to sync on Android/GrapheneOS, but not overly thrilled with the calendaring options there…Etar works “okay”.

    • lemmyvore
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      24 months ago

      I use this Docker image for Radicale: https://hub.docker.com/r/tomsquest/docker-radicale

      You can try using Caldav-sync as an alternative for syncing on Android. It’s more reliable than Davx5 for me with very large calendars.

      There was also a Carddav-sync from the same developer but that app doesn’t show up on the store for me anymore for some reason.

      Alternatively you can use the Calengoo app, it can sync directly to a Caldav server bypassing the Android system.

      • @thayer@lemmy.ca
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        14 months ago

        Thanks for the info. Davx5 has worked well for me, but it’s still nice to have alternatives.

        My challenge has been finding a decent open source calendar app for Android, which unfortunately excludes Calengoo. I’m just not interested in using closed source network-capable apps to manage my personal information.

        • @Osiris@lemmy.world
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          14 months ago

          What about Fossify Calendar (a fork of and currently pretty identical to Simple Calendar). It’s honestly the best calendar I’ve used

          • @thayer@lemmy.ca
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            24 months ago

            I haven’t had time to check out the forks from Tibor’s apps, but I recall there were issues with the original Simple Calendar Pro which is why I had settled on Etar at the time. I’ll definitely keep an eye on Naveen’s repos though.

    • @BearOfaTime@lemm.ee
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      04 months ago

      Add Tailscale to your devices and sync from anywhere.

      Or just on a device at home, and enable Funnel, which can route external connections to specified local resources over your Tailscale net.

      • Chewy
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        24 months ago

        Or simply set up wireguard.

        At least I suffered from terrible battery life with Tailscale, while 24/7 wireguard isn’t even showing on the battery stats.

  • Handles
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    54 months ago

    Baïkal is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a lightweight install, based on the sabre/dav framework and offered by the same developers. Highly recommended.

  • Strit
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    44 months ago

    I use Nextcloud for a lot of things, including caldav and carddav. So can’t help you with alternatives there.

  • @ikidd@lemmy.world
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    14 months ago

    I use NC for a lot of things so I use it currently, but I did use Radicale once upon a time. It’s pretty simple to set up, though it’s all done via conf files.

    It hasn’t gotten many commits in the last year or so, idk what the maintenance status is these days. It worked well enough though when that’s all I wanted out of a DAV server.

    I see someone put up a dockerfile for it: https://github.com/xlrl/docker-radicale

  • oakcroissant
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    14 months ago

    Some of the recommendations I have seen are Baikal and Radicale. I don’t think either have an official Docker image, but there are a few community-maintained images.

    • JeenaOPA
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      14 months ago

      I set up Radicale with the normal deb package, I like that more because it will be automatically updated.