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Mayan SBC Recommendations

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:03 am
by fox
Hey guys,

i am interested in setting up mayan edms for my personal file management and am looking into which systems offer good cost/performance ratios.
I have looked through the forums and found a few (older) recommendations, so i wanted to check if there has been any changes in the last couple of years.
Since this is a home system, it obviously should not reach performance bottlenecks due to volume, but should run all mayan EDMS functions well enough.

Before i start with my research, my questions to you guys are:
  • In your experience, what are the minimum requirements to comfortably run mayan EDMS (including additional features), with and w/o docker?
  • What are your experiences using the following boards?

The most important part for this lineup are probably the hardware requirements. The documentation lists as minimum:
  • 1 GB RAM w/o OCR
  • dual core, 64 bit, 1 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo or similar.
and as recommended:
  • 2+GB RAM
  • more than 2 cores, 2+GHz, IC i3 or better.
  • SSD
it also says that docker will degrade the performance due to the visualization effect.

These requirements help, but they are still quite vague, especially when looking at SBCs, which run ARM instead of Intel processors. Also, apparently, OCR requires quite a bit of RAM, so the recommended 2GB might still not be enough? I also couldn't find any recommendations when virtualisation was involved.

Options for SBCs that i have found so far are:
Raspberry Pi 4B, 4GB variant at ~
  • Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
  • 4GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
  • costs ~60 dollars
This would fullfill the RAM requirements and has enough cores, but not enough frequency. How does this affect performance?

The Odroid HC1 and HC2 are probably a bit too weak to run comfortably, as stated in this great guide.

The Odroid C2 seems to handle the basics well, but this guide does not tallk about additional features, such as OCR
The Rock64 has the same processor, so it probably runs just as well (but can be bought with 4GB RAM)
both have
  • Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 CPU
  • and up to 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3
  • cost ~50 dollars
Synology is another option, but usually quite expensive next to the SBC options (?).

I would really appreciate your input, so that i, and others can make a good decision when building a home-EDMS

cheers :)