A home-server is a server, or host, that is based on consumer-only usage and is usually in the architecture of a home network. A home-server will allow clients throughout the home network to connect to and access different data or services. It may also allow external connections.

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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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Add windows user for smb shares

I am migrating all my files to my homeserver. I don't want to have a Domain controller, because I am currently not willing to configurate all this. I have a local computer YODA and a user on this ...
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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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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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Should I throttle my Ubuntu server that is on my home network?

I have just set up one of my old computers to be a web-server with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I was thinking that i should probably throttle/limit the bandwidth/speeds over ssh/ftp in order to not murder my ...
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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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If a server is just a big computer, why not just use a server as your computer? [closed]

You can buy cheap servers (8GB ram, 2x3.2GHz processor, etc) for around $150-200. A similar computer would cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Why would I not want to just buy a server and ...
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Windows Server 2012 64bit R2 Datacenter programs RAM usage

I host an online game on a machine thats operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit. Its a single executable that is constantly running. I used to host this very same game on a Windows 7 machine ...
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Does the category of RJ11 modem cable matter?

I have a VDSL2 connection and of course a modem. I have a Cat5 DSL RJ11 cable and I was wondering how to tweak the performance. Would it be possible to use a Cat6 or Cat7 DSL RJ11 to gain more ...
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Seting up a git server on a laptop within home network

I have an old laptop that have no use for it. I was thinking about turning it into a git server to push my code from my desktop to it. My Desktop and Laptop are on the same network at home, so I was ...
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Wake On LAN (WOL) through router? [duplicate]

I have a home server which has Wake On Lan configured and I am able to wake the server using a simple program on Windows 7. My question is if I have a router with WOL support will this allow me to ...
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Choosing a rack for a home server environment

I'm trying to understand the considerations ("why") that go into determining the specifications ("what") for a rackmount server cabinet, in order to determine what sort of rack I should purchase for ...
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Is there an equivalent for AuFS (such as in Ubuntu) that has balanced branch writing for OS X?

We're switching the OS on our media/file server from Ubuntu to Mac OS X (most likely OS X Server 3.0). We've been using aufs and SnapRAID on Ubuntu and like its ability to have balanced branch ...
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What VPN server can I install on linux and connect to on Windows through its builtin VPN client?

Windows has builtin VPN capability, and I would like to avoid extra programs running to connect to my server's VPN. What VPN server can be connected to through the builtin Windows VPN functionality?
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Got a HUAWEI server but don't know how to use it [closed]

guys I just got a brand new server from a friend who don't need it. the Server is : HUAWEI Tecal RH2285 V2 Rack Server Well..... it has 9 SAS HD each is 500GB , the thing is that I really don't ...
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Can SSH to external WAN IP from local network but not from external network

I am trying to open my home server to SSH from the internet so I can work on it when I'm not at home. Here's what I've done so far. Set router as DMZ on modem, forwarded ports from router to the ...
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Backup program like Dropbox, but without online storage [closed]

I am interested in a program that does backups of my laptop periodically or continually. The destination is a computer at home that is always running. Is there a program which would facilitate this ...
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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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Can you use all memory sockets in a server motherboard if you only have 1 CPU?

Basically on a motherboard like H8DME-2, can you use all memory sockets if you have only 1 CPU installed? Or are each memory "section" per CPU? (not sure what they are called)
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NFS only gives user read access

I had NFS set up such that my RasberryPi had its Documents/ folder stored on my main Ubuntu system and it worked fine. I then made it such that the entire /home/raspi1 folder (note, not /home/ itself) ...
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Installing and running applications remotely

I was wondering if it was possible to run applications on a local machine from a remote server. Example: Desktop1 executes program from Server. The program then is loaded from the Server and runs on ...
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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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How do I direct inbound network traffic to a specific internal IP based on the requested hostname? (Win 2012)

This may be fairly basic, so if it seems so please don't overthink it! My Setup Home server running Hyper-V with VMs for IIS, MSSQL, and others Residential connection with potentially shifting IP, ...
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How do I host multiple physical Web servers behind a single IP address?

I am running multiple web servers in my house, each of which is plugged into my router. Server A Server B Server C I currently can only use one server since my IP (xx.xxx.xx.xx) port 80 is pointing ...
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Remote Access without Teamviewer or Hamachi - Part 1 of 2

I want to securely access my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux from far, far away. (The entire system is running on a 2GB microSD card by the way.) I'm not afraid of the bash shell and I'm not afraid to ...
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Difference in Storages Spaces feature between Windows 2012 Server & Windows 8

So here it goes, I have a test bed setup, a machine with three harddrives besides the OS drive and installed on this machine is Windows 2012 Server Standard. I have the following Storage Spaces ...
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Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server

I assumed that there would be a lot of information on this on both the Web in general and on Superuser, but to my surprise I can't find direct answers to these questions about using a laptop as a ...
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Should I host my wordpress blog on a Raspberry Pi at home? [6mbps dl/0.98mbps ul] ~7K hits? [closed]

I'm looking to enjoy the benefits of cloud services without the concern of other people owning my data. I also think it would make a fun project. I aim to set up a Raspberry Pi (Model B 256MB) with ...
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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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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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Is it possible to set up domains and sub-domains on a private Internet subscription?

I am not great at understanding DNS, so please have patience. I have a server set up at home which can be reached at an address similar to foo.dns.org, under a domain that I do not own but that I get ...
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RAID vs. backup on external HDD for home server [closed]

I'm looking for an advice regarding my home server Here are a few words about the whole system: 2 PCs running Windows 7 (general purpose PC used for work, play, etc…) 1 PC running Ubuntu (home ...
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Why does my home server freeze?

My brother just bought a new laptop and forgot about his old desktop. The desktop has a P17G Motherboard from PC Chips, 2GB RAM, a SATA hard drive, a PATA DVD-ROM, Pentium 4 with HT (Don't remember ...
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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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Homeserver - Virtualization yay or nay? [closed]

Short description of my problem: I'm setting up a homeserver (used for backup (Bacula), media serving (mediatomb), a allround fileserver and mailserver). My problem is - I have to use a certain email ...
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Home server: to SSD or not to SSD?

I was thinking to build an home server. What I focus on the most is low power consumption. It should be able to run CentOS with a webserver, a trasmission client, host git repos, and maybe a DNS ...
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Advice on webserver / database server setup

I have a home server (HP ProLiant N36L link with 8Gb of RAM), running Windows Server 2012 that I want to use as a home web server. Is it worth settings up VM's in Hyper-V for virtual DB servers and ...
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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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Waking up a computer from WAN

I'm looking to design a mechanism that allows me to turn on my home computer remotely without phoning and asking someone to press the big power button. Currently, a computer can get awake with a ...
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unable to install homeserver on hyper-v

Im trying to install Micrsoft HomeServer in a virtual Machine on Hyper V. During the installation i must accept the licence agreement, but i cant reach the radio button with the "tab" button. The ...
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How to set up 2 RAID 1 HDDs? [closed]

I have a home-server (or I want to set one up) with one SSD as system disk and two HDD's for the data. Now the HDD's are new so they don't have any partition. What would be the best way to partiton it ...
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Homeserver setup concerns

I run a medium sized, virtualized (I need both Windows and Unix for some services) Home-Server with fileshareing, DLNA streaming, backups etc etc. in a pretty heterogenous network (OS wise). As file ...
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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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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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Domain resolving to lan ip address under dynamic dns and tomato

I have recently begun hosting my personal website under a home server using dynamic dns. The domain is registered under Godaddy, and ZoneEdit as the dynamic dns manager. Everything works well till it ...
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Is it okay to mix HDD models of the same size and manufacturer in a home server RAID 1 array?

I've got a WD Caviar Green drive I'd like to put in a hardware RAID 1 array for a home server (for storing music, photos, etc). Problem is, the specific model I have isn't shipping any more. Will I be ...
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Setting up DDNS server behind router and gateway

I set up a server using DDNS on my home network, and despite setting up port forwarding on the router it still doesn't work - attempts to connect just time out. However, I can access the web page ...
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How to run a mail server at home?

Is it possible to set up a mail server at home, if all I know is basic cable and Internet? Let's say I have domain XYZ.com, which points to a hosting service. Can I configure that to redirect all ...
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What are PCI and PCI Express slots used for?

I'm comparing different Micro-ATX motherboards for a home server build and I was wondering what I would use PCI and PCI Express slots for? Are these used for hard-drives, GPUs, RAID controllers, RAM ...
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Will 250 watt be enough for my setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a UPS / calculate power for a new PC Introduction So, I did post this before but had the question deleted before I could read why. This time I've ...