Hi there, I’m new to this, but I have small basic experience with my Raspberry Pi and Debian.
What I want to reach: I want a Debian system, where I can run a Python 3.4 script, which includes an endless loop (so in the script is a “while True” condition). It makes some API calls to several websites, calculates some numbers and save the result in a .txt file and also prints some of the results. This should be done 24hours a day nonestop. Of course it should be only accessed by me, regardless where I am.
What I already did:
First Question about second SSH: But now in Step Four, there is something written about SSH again. Why? I already enabled SSH to access my droplet. Why another SSH ? My thought is: “no one except me should be able to access my droplet, so why a second security measure? The first should be save enough?” Or is there another reason for this second SSH?
Second Question: If access my droplet via Putty and start the script, it will run. But if I close Putty, I think also my script is shut down. But I want the script to run 24h a day. At my Raspberry Pi I have a desktop environment with Remote access from my PC (xrdp). I just start the terminal and start the script in it. When closing the remote access, the script is not shut down. Now I can start the remote connection from time to time, to check the prints from my script, if it is still running without problems. This is what I also want for my droplet now. The Desktop is not necessary I think (only 512 ram), but I want a way, to see the prints from the script and to check from time to time, if everything is still running.
Third Question: Is there anything else I should do? Maybe a VPN (what is a VPN?) ?
Thank You :)
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