I am setting up a server on an old computer (Dell Dimension probably with Pent4 or similar processor and about 1 GB of RAM to back up files with ssh) with lubuntu, and i was wondering what the best choice of backup of these important files would be?
I don't want to use an online service to back it up, so the real question is if I should get 2 large hard drives (1-2 TB) for it.
The other problem is that it may just be too old and unreliable for this sort of thing. So here is what my setup would be:
Pentium 4 at 2.0 GHz
1 GB of RAM
2 120-GB hard drives, 1 for backup IDE (my laptop has a 75 GB hard drive and there are some other files I would want to add)
400 watt TT PSU or 250 watt unreliable PSU
Does anyone have a setup like this that is working well for them? Is this a good idea or should I upgrade my CPU to use SATA and RAID(1-0)? What do other people with older home servers think?
What is the very oldest a "fast" home server with lubuntu or another light distro should be, as a practical question?
I AM NOT ASKING "could be", because that is a non-question. :)
Thank you for your generous help.