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How do I make my server turn on when powered, even when OS was shut down before depowering?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1850 running Ubuntu in my basement, primarily running a Minecraft server. Leaving it on all the time is a waste of money, and it makes noise at night, so I typically turn it on ...
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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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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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What RAID to use for my home server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAID for home use I am setting up a home server to stream media to and I am unsure about what RAID to go for. Either 5, 6 or 10? Leaning towards RAID 6 due to fault ...
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How can I deactivate the gnome desktop of my ubuntu server?

I'm running a home server on my old laptop (atom cpu). I installed ubuntu 12.04 server edition, but I also installed ubuntu-desktop. So, when I turn it on, ubuntu desktop is shown. I sometimes use ...
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Which drive should i install the host operating system on Dell PowerEdge 2950

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and there are 3 SATA 7200 drives (2 x 1TB, 1 x 300GB) and one SAS 15k drive (1 x 300GB). I want to install Ubuntu as the host OS with several guest OSes. Should I ...
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Hardening/logging Ubuntu Home Server activity

I just recently put together a server that I have some files, my music, and other media on. I also built it so that I could mess with the Linux OS, and experiment with a server environment, just ...
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BackInTime/Kompare: cannot parse diff output when comparing snapshots

Actually, the subject is pretty self-explanatory: trying to compare (diff) two snapshots using BackInTime utility, selecting two different snapshots, the kompare window is displayed as empty along ...
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How can I make mdadm auto-assemble RAID after each boot?

I successfully created a RAID (mirroring) by utilizing mdadm. However, I must run the following commands after each boot: mdadm --stop --scan // to stop /dev/md127 - I don't know where the number 127 ...
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Software RAID performance/limitations in degraded mode

Trying to polish the final fine details of software RAID mission critical home-server solution. I am curious about the server performance in RAID-1 (mirroring) degraded mode (where one of the hard ...
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Setting up a domain name forwarding for a homeserver and local IP

I have ubuntu server set up on a computer at my house, and I want to be able to access it from another computer in the house (through SSH) without typing in its IP address. I'd really rather type in ...
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How can I make my Ubuntu server accessible to the internet?

I already installed applications to make my server web server. when I type the DHCP released ip address in the web browser, i can access it but all it says is "it works....etc". I can copy files to ...
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Are there special security recommendations if I run a webserver under Ubuntu desktop edition instead of server edition?

I have a small PC with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop edition used for basic computing and as a backup location. I want to use it to set up a NAS and personal webserver. I've been reading a little bit about ...
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Home server hard drive: 186k start-stop cycles in 325 days?

I set up a home server about a year ago, using Ubuntu server (10.04 LTS at the moment), four disks in RAID 5 for storage (WD Green 1.5 TB) and a laptop drive for the OS. Today the output of ...
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What Gui would be suitable for my home Ubuntu Server?

I'm a noob on Ubuntu Server and after installing it I found that it works only in command line mode. From this page I found that there are security risks to installing a GUI on servers. It also ...
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Does an Ubuntu Server need swap space?

I'm setting up a home server that will be used for backups and serving up files over the Internet with Ubuntu Server 8.04.3. Do these kinds of tasks require swap space?
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Personal wiki in my home network - how do I secure it?

I'd like to dedicate a low-power Debian/Ubuntu box to set up a personal wiki (namely Instiki) on it. The information I'm looking to store in it will obviously be of a very confidential nature; anyone ...
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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 ...