Bisq-Hardware ➜ optimize the power consumption

Hey there! Is it possible to run a Bisq Daemon 24/7 on one machine (for example, on a Raspberry Pi) and only access it externally via (desktop gui) from another machine if needed?

Currently, I run my power hungry workstation with open offers. I would like to optimize the power consumption.

Alternatively, I’m considering running a Raspberry Pi as a “Bisq Full-Node” and accessing it remotely from the workstation (VNC or TeamViewer/AnyDesk). Has anyone ever tested this? Does Bisq run smoothly on a Raspberry Pi 4?

I am curious about your suggestions and experiences!

If you are privacy-concerned, don’t ever use TeamViewer or AnyDesk. If it’s all within the same network, UltraVNC is great. If you need to access your bisq daemon remotely over the internet, my choice would be my own VPN to the home router or instead DWS remote control with strong passwords.
Hope you’ll get a good response to your other questions. May be nice to have a constant-online bisq machine.

Bisq can only run on amd64 architecture, so no raspberry pi support, but you can get a headless minipc or a laptop to be run with the lid closed, and use this guide: Remote control via web browser using xpra - Bisq Wiki

Nice, I like the idea of a VPS. Do you have any experience with webhosting companies? Do they realize that bisq uses Tor and do they quit the contract then? (Jurisdiction: EU)

In my case, it would be a purely local network; later perhaps optionally with a VPN connection when I’m on the road.

Anydesk works on local networks without an exchange server and as a European company (Germany) they are also subject to GDPR.

But maybe I’m just talking myself into it because I’m a paying customer of theirs… :smile:

The variant with UltraVNC is of course also interesting and I will test it. :+1: