Introducing Umbrel 0.4 — A personal server OS for everyone

Are you kiddding??
Wow, I have not expected this.

Also the info on Citadel Dispatch, that you are about making a change in your license makes me super happy.


Turns out the Raspberry Pi 4 (with 8GB RAM) is more than enough to comfortably run all the apps simultaneously in the app store today (check out @lukechild’s tweet) and I’d say it’s still the best hardware to run Umbrel today. It’s crazy how far Single Board Computers have come in the last few years!


Hi @mayank Super Great release!!! I have been using RHEL web console in my server to manage it for a while. This umbrel release opens the door to a lot of potential use cases. I’m thinking on even running custom containers inside umbrel :rocket:

BTW, Any full release notes with versions of apps included? Just wanna know if there is any best practices we should take care before and after we update :smile:

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Wouldn’t power be concern, too? I mean, in my first attempt a few months ago, I installed Umbrel on my HomeAssistant & PiHole box (RPi4 4GB), and the hard drive and the zwave dongle kept dropping. The RPi simply was not able to provide enough power through USB to keep both running at the same time.

That being said, I too am interested in recommendations for a small linux box with a little more horsepower. RPi is close, but not quite enough for my needs.

This is amazing for sure. Well done guys.

I did have one question/request. My main concern with having my own cloud on the SSD for my Umbrel node is single point of failure. Is there/could there be a way for 2+ Umbrel users to have shared SSDs so that you have a backup on theirs if yours fails?

Really appreciate this new upgrade and where this is all going with decentralization and self sovereignty.

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That’s true, the Pi cannot reliably power two USB devices at one time. You might find the Quartz64 interesting for building a custom machine.

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Totally agree, @Maximus. Backups are pretty important and they’re definitely on the roadmap!

Good deal. Thank you for the recommendation!

hi @mayank I’m struggling to get Nextcloud working over Tor. I haven’t changed any of the settings, figured it would work out of the box.

Second edit: solution here apparently…shouldn’t this be default?

I’m running on a RPi 4GB, stock Umbrel no changes. I saw your comment about waiting so waited overnight. That didn’t work, so I rebooted twice, still the same.

I see this warning screen about trusted_domains:

Thanks for what you do – I came to umbrel as a bitcoin node solution. You launched 0.4 and I was like “wtf”. When Apple announced its image scanning on device things started to click. “iUmbrel” is my attempt to replace iCloud services with my umbrel. I mean how hard can it be to replicate iCloud Notes as an example? (edit: wow found ownCloud CloudNotes, for $2 I can host my own notes. Ah, but not through Tor :frowning:

Sooooo excited about this Umbrel next step. For a long time privacy and cryptocurrency have been fairly independent topics for me. Umbrel brings them both together into the same spot. Interesting times ahead.)

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Thanks, @iumbrel! Love the name and motivation behind it:)

Sorry for the issue with Nextcloud. We’re investigating it currently. Glad you were able to get it working in the meantime. I recommend replacing “*.onion” with your Nextcloud’s URL (open Umbrel in Tor browser, then open Nextcloud and copy its URL) in the trusted domains.

Yo, umbrel CONTINUES to introduce me and provide me with opportunities to learn more and explore spaces. Would’ve never considered building my own nextcloud server or migrate my friends onto Element from whatsapp. This is awesome. Truly excited for everything in this avenue.

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OMG…I just configured Pi-hole and wow! No more ads on web pages. I didn’t even know this was possible. I just installed Umbrel on Tuesday and waiting on bitcoin sync to complete so figured I would give this a try. Amazing work team, truly an awesome application and app!


Thanks, really excited about setting up and hosting my own cloud with Nextcloud. However, so far not been able to connect to Android, I scan the QR code and it tels me “could not find host”. It is connected to the same wifi as the Umbrel.
Any suggestions?

I am very impressed with the progress on adapting apps, I just wanted to say thank you for your efforts and commitment.

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I am getting a 404 Error with clicking on your link for the blog.

I have 4 gig. How do I increase my Pi to 8 gig?

I need to know now to increase my Pi for 4 RAM to 8.

Unfortunately, im not aware of any way the PI cant upgraded: you’ll need a RPI 8GB model.

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The RAM on a Raspberry Pi is soldered onto the board and is permanent. You’re not able to increase it. You would have to buy a new Raspberry Pi with 8 GB RAM.

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