I have recently acquired an RPi 3 model B. Because I do a lot of traveling I have several questions about the safety and ability of leaving a RPi active while being far away. I am not mainly concerned about leaving it up 24/7 (it is still a concern), my main concern is the use of a USB stick on boot-up. The list below highlights my main concerns:
- Is it safe to leave the pi on continually till I get back home? I would have a small fan blowing on the RPi to keep it cool.
- Can a USB stick be used on bootup without having to unplug and re-plug it in?
- Can I remotely connect to a pi and use its graphical interface or can I only use its terminal?
- Will the pi suffer any ill effects by leaving it on 24/7?