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Set up a home server with mini pc and linux

I want to have a linux (debian/ubuntu) home server, for my work/torrent/files access from my lan and wan. what I have now is a virtual pc (VBox) running on my desktop (windows), but I want a dedicate ...
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How do I encrypt a VirtualBox VM? [duplicate]

I am running a server on a linux box and want to run some things for my other home computers in a virtual machine. I would like to encrypt the VM and shut it down when nobody is home, but keep the ...
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1answer
56 views

How to update CRL automatically?

I have the following issue: I have a self-signed CA (certificate authority) mainly for persoanl use (mail encryption and signing, ...). I created several ceertificates and the CRLs (which are empty ...
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1answer
31 views

Instances of a server?

First off, I'm not sure if this is the right term for this, but here goes. At my school, we were working in one of the tech labs when I needed to copy some files to my flash drive. I realized I ...
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home file server using samba slow read and write speed

I have a machine running ubuntu server 12.04. I installed samba for file sharing on my home network. I have windows and linux machine. My server spec are: amd phenom 2 x6 1055t, 8Gb of ram, ...
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1answer
340 views

Install Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS on Non-PAE Capable Hardware

I read all about the netboot mini.iso file and understand the process. I am looking for a non-PAE Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS netboot mini ISO image to install on an IBM ThinkPad X40 (from the year ...
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2answers
115 views

Who is the best user to be the owner of shared files?

I installed Debian on a home computer which will be used as a NAS. The server will share a folder with computers using Ubuntu or Windows 7 (I use a dual-boot). Should I chown all the shared folder and ...
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1answer
85 views

How to burn-in a home built pc running centOS?

I have built my first PC from components yesterday I have installed CentOS 6.5 on it as this will be my ZFS home based server. How do I burn-in a home built PC on linux? Is there some live CD ISO ...
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130 views

Use old PC as server [closed]

I have 3 SATA laptop Hard Drives which I would utilise in some way, preferably I would like to join them together (though USB) to my old PC (really old - 500MB of RAM) and somehow use that as a home ...
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1answer
74 views

Linux server with no video adapter

I have an old AMD Athlon II X2 system that I was thinking of installing Linux (not decided on distro) onto to use as a server (e.g. Minecraft), but it does not have a display output, the Athlons don't ...
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0answers
16 views

Is there a program that can share/access a directory via IMAP?

Is there a way to have a particular directory be served via IMAP (on Linux, or OS X)? Support for read operations would be enough (supporting delete would be great, moving & creating files & ...
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2answers
387 views

Raspberry Pi as Download Machine?

I live in a country where internet speed is fairly low. I was interested if it is possible to cut down on my power bill by using the raspberry pi as a download machine (i know it can be done for ...
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1answer
376 views

Did I just fail at hot plugging a drive?

I have a small home server built around a Lian Li PC-Q25 case with a SATA backplate advertising itself as hot pluggable. The motherboard is Asus P8H77-I. I have 4 SATA drives attached to the backplate ...
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2answers
225 views

Is my old server too old? [closed]

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 ...
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2answers
119 views

Making the most out of an old laptop for home improvement [closed]

My old Compaq laptop's (circa 2005) been lying around useless for the longest time so last week I decided to make a Linux box out of it. So far, I have set it up to provide the following services, ...
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1answer
848 views

What's the most useful Linux file system for storing videos?

I'm looking for a file system suited for my storage task, which is to store between 300 and 400 gigs of media data, i.e. video, sound and pictures. The data will be stored on a non-SSD drive which ...
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1answer
486 views

Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)

I have a small home network running, with a NAS box (ICY BOX IB-NAS5220) exporting /home for my various Linux Mint machines. /etc/exports on the NAS: /mnt/md1/public ...
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2answers
450 views

Setting up a server in Linux for Home

I have an old Laptop at home that i wanted to setup as a server for my Home use. Linux was my choice for stability and learning reasons. What i at least wanted out of it was; Mercurical/Git repo FTP ...
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3answers
3k views

Home Server: storage virtualisation, what to choose?

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM one. This question focus on storage ...
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4answers
2k views

Home Server: server virtualisation, what to choose? [closed]

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM space. This question focus on VM/server ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Fault tolerant RAID6 / RAID10 design for home server - not performance critical

I want to balance disk space against fault tolerance. I would like fault tolerance to be able to handle multiple disk failures (as I may not be able to afford replacements disks or have the time for ...
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2answers
501 views

Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...
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1answer
73 views

What's the typical directory usage for a home server?

I am setting up a Linux home server with FTP/Web/NFS/SSH/GIT services. It will be used as a backup server. What's the typical usage of directories to keep my system organized?
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1answer
680 views

Is it possible to run FreeNAS on a Sheevaplug?

I recently acquired a Sheevaplug (this spec) and would like to use it for: Storage for my home network Sharing media with home media devices like my TVs Is it possible to use FreeNAS on the ...
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6answers
2k views

Will a Virtual Machine home web server be noticeably slower? Why or why not?

I am thinking about moving my server to a virtual machine on my Windows 7, so I dont have to use Linux. IS this a good idea? Why or why not? My major concern is that speeds will slow down. I have 5GB ...
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4answers
3k views

Configure Fedora 15 Linux to allow access via port 80 from other computers

I am trying to make my home server accessible to the whole web. I have installed Nginx on my Fedora 15 64-bit Linux machine, and it works with localhost but it doesn't work online or allow other ...
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2answers
3k views

Home server - HP Proliant Microserver - Software and setup - OS on USB stick?

I've just purchased a HP ProLiant Microserver for home use. I want to set up with web server, samba shares, the usual stuff. My question is really about system setup. It has an internal USB socket so ...
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2answers
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How do I access internal network virtual hosts in Apache?

This might be a stupid question but I'm tired and can't find a solution. I currently have an Apache Web Server running on Ubuntu 10.4 and I use a DynDNS service to make them accessible to the ...
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2answers
447 views

Installing Linux, IDE or SATA?

THE QUESTION: Is there an advantage to installing Linux on a SATA or IDE drive? I'm hoping to stream media from this server so would it be best to keep the faster SATA disks for that data? FURTHER ...
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4answers
2k views

How can I automate my Linux computer to power off (and on preferably) under certain circumstances?

OK, So a little background; I've been using Windows Home Server as a Backup Appliance, Media Server and Share Server at home for some time. I decided it was costing me allot of juice so very early on ...
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2answers
499 views

Operating system and disk format for a home server

I have a Sun Ultra 24 that I am using as a home server, with 2x 1TB SATA drives, and two other drives for my OS and miscellaneous files. Eventually, I will replace those with 1TB SATA disks as well. ...
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3answers
2k views

It's the ethernet 10/100 in LAN transfer faster than USB 1.0?

I have an old laptop (PIII 800MHz, with 256 RAM) that I wish to use as my home server: it'll have to serve just two people, so I think that I'll be more than ok as for the RAM and the CPU. The issue ...
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1answer
897 views

Which Linux distro for Mac Mini?

I recently received a Mac Mini and would like to set it up as a web server and git source server. I would like to learn Linux so am interested in setting up my Mac Mini with Linux instead of OSX. ...
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3answers
2k views

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD because of CD only drive

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD in the drive because it only supports CDs as I found out after the fact. I'm a complete novice @ servers, so if you need more detail, let me ...
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3answers
139 views

Linux home machine

I am looking for a good tutorial, or multiple tutorials, that can help me get more familiar with linux. I am not even what distro to use. I am not looking to use it as my desktop though. More like a ...
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1answer
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How can I stream a local screen capture remotely ( I own a web server )?

I have a VPS Debian server and I would like to stream my screen capture I have locally, so friends could watch what I'm viewing basically. How can I do this? I suspect I would need to have VLC sort of ...
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6answers
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How to Set Up a First Home Linux Server?

This is the first time I am setting up servers so I'm unsure where to start. One thing I know is that I have chosen the Linux Operating System. I want to host my own sites so I have a static IP ...
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2answers
495 views

Is there any reason NOT to use XAMPP (or a similar server package)?

Until just a few weeks ago I always used to set up my home-servers one service at a time (e.g. httpd, ProFTPD, etc.). I have now begun using XAMPP instead and was wondering if there is any reason why ...
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211 views

Free(freedom and free in price) media server on Linux [closed]

As in topic. It should open many formats. I would like to watching video on my Nintendo Wii console.
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4answers
653 views

Windows Home Server or Linux cocktail? [closed]

I need a home server setup for hosting media files, online backups, etc. I'd like to be able to access the media files via my TiVos, Xbox 360, PC, and MacBook. Which is better, a Windows Home Server ...
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8answers
1k views

What do I need to run a Linux Home Server

What hardware and software will I require to run a Linux Home Server?
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3answers
810 views

What is the best flavor of Linux for a home file (media) server? [closed]

I'd like to setup a Linux server to serve media files (video and music) to my other computers in the house. Some requirements: Has to be able to network with the Windows computers in the house Has ...
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2answers
123 views

Linux server compatibility questions

I'm replacing an ancient server I have at home. The old machine is currently running Windows 2000 Server edition. It's an Active Directory domain controller, functions as a basic file server, hosts ...
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1answer
961 views

Can't delete some files off of my HP home server

I have an HP Media Vault mv2120 (Linux based, not WHS based) and sometimes when I go to delete files that I added to the server, I get a message telling me that I need permission from Unix User Nobody ...
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4answers
266 views

Application to store/browse/view photos?

I am looking for application which I can install on Ubuntu server and put my photos there. It can be by web interface, it can be by mounted samba disk. What I require: Ability to add tags to ...