Is LOG2RAM needed on a PiHole /Unbound /DietPi OS install?

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Is LOG2RAM needed on a PiHole /Unbound /DietPi OS install?

Post by David25 »

Would installing log2ram help with prolonging the life of an SD card as far as PiHole is concerned? And does a DietPi OS need to have log2ram? (I see several tutorials that recommend the install of log2ram with Pi-Hole on a raspberry OS, but no mention of a Diet-Pi OS).
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Re: Is LOG2RAM needed on a PiHole /Unbound /DietPi OS install?

Post by Joulinar »


first, DietPi is not an own OS. It's a set of scripts on top of a base image. Depeneding on your device, different base images are uses like Raspberry OS, Armbian, Meveric or plain Debian.

By default DietPi will have RAMlog activated. Means /var/log will be a tmpfs and is located inside RAM. DietPi aims to reduce r/w operations down to a minimum.

As well, best to my knowledge, Pihole did not have file logging activated by default.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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