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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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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Can I set up a Dell PowerEdge Server without Monitor and Keyboard?

I have just got my Dell PowerEdge 2950. I have inserted new hard drives et cetera. Is it possible for me to install an OS without needing to buy a monitor or keyboard? I thought the server can be ...
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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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Install Linux/Alternative OS on Headless Server

Question in short: How to install an alternative OS (debian preferred) on a headless server and what OS to use for a home media/dataserver. My questions now is: How to do it? The server will, in ...
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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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Now that Mac OS X Server is an app within OSX, how would I run it on a Windows machine?

Previous versions of OS X server were stadandalone installations that could be installed on any machine and run as a separate operating system. However, Lion Server is a different story as it is now ...
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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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Connect to Ubuntu Share From Fedora 16

I am having some trouble connecting to an Ubuntu 10.10 server. I am using Fedora 16. Some things that I have tried The server and all of its shares can be seen on the windows computer. I can ping ...
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Should I use a static IP address? If so what kind?

Last night I managed to get my local PC running as a server using port 80 and my IP address. After restarting my machine it stopped working. I was told I need to make a static IP address. My ...
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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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Network use of Gaming PC

Background After YEARS of waiting, I built the custom gaming PC of my dreams: Intel i7 - 975 Extreme Edition 3.3ghz (overclocked to 4.0) ATI Radeon 5970 2gb Corsair 256 gb SSD Drive 2 TB Sata II ...
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What is THRM temperature in HWMonitor?

I am bulding a server on Albatron motherboard. I don't have any specs yet. CPU is reaching about 60C because CPU cooler is damaged. Anyways what is THRM temperature in Hardware Monitor Pro? The THRM ...
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Is there an open source project for home theatre that includes your dvd library?

My goal is to liberate myself from the bulky storage problems having a 1000+ dvd library entails, and also from the variety of cataloguing problems that also ensue. I have found several open source ...
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Seeking Windows hardware encryption card for drive encryption

I am seeking a hardware encryption card for accelerating drive encryption on an older system that I am trying to repurpose as a NAS. I have a dual-processor AMD Athlon MP 2800+ system with a 12-port ...
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Backup strategy for a large home server raid volume across multiple backup disks

Similar to this question from 2.5 years ago, so I wanted to ask a similar question for how to backup a larger amount of data at low cost using today's available tools. I have a home server running ...
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How do I SCP from remote machine to local machine when I am outside of my home network?

While I understand how to scp files to and from my server from within my home network, how can I scp a file from my server to my local machine when I am on the outside, say at Starbucks? While I am ...
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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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How to prevent a device on my router from accessing the Internet?

I'm thinking of setting up a local server on an old machine I have lying around. So that I can easily ssh into it, I would like to add it to my current network by plugging it right into my router. ...
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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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How to point a domain name from Name.com to my home web server?

I have a fully working home web server on Fedora 15 at http://24.109.247.176/ I want to have my domain which is on Name.com to be used for my home web server. How can I accomplish this?
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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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OS Recommendation for home server [closed]

I have a fairly straightforward list of needs and wants from a server OS, and so far haven't found anything I'm truly happy with. I'm looking for: An OS that will run on my x64 CPU, 4GB RAM, 120GB ...
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Move Windows Home Server 2003 Backups to another Windows Home Server 2003 and relink computers to those backups

I currently have Windows Home Server 2003 installed on a machine that I am needing to use for other projects. The purpose of the Windows Home Server 2003 is solely for back up purposes. It is not used ...
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How-to build a one-size-fits-all server?

Background on me, I am an "at home" admin for 5 college students. So I need low ping (online gaming), high connection load (torrents) and high throughput. Currently I have an older twin 1.4 GHz ...
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Replacing local home server with VPS: Suggestions?

So right now, I'm running an old box with a 2TB HDD in it. I use this as a file server for the home network, as well as a box for downloading large files which are synced via Dropbox. Lots of other ...
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Which edition microsoft 2008 server should I use?

I have a MSDN (Accademic alliance) subscription, and I have a rack mountable box, (I can't remember whats in it anymore but it has 2 CPUs and 1 GB of DDR 2 ram. I remember when I was given it (12 ...
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Home/Small office server - Ubuntu(wireless??)

Would a wireless home/small office server be practical? My idea is to use an Ubuntu server and it will function as a simple file storage system. On the other hand there is the possibility of media ...
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HP Media Smart Home Server upgrade to WHS2011

So, I currently have an HP Media Smart Home Server. I'm wondering what the process is to upgrade it to WHS2011? It has no video out nor any optical dirve. I realize that with out Drive Extender I will ...
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build a Linux server with “server” or “desktop” hardware?

I am Looking to build a Linux home server box from the ground up for my family and I. Id like the server to support file sharing, media streaming, print, virtualization, and remote desktop services. I ...
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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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Rsync-based Backup solution for Kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic backup solution for Linux (maybe a GUI for rsync)? hey there I am kinda a bit lost in the multiple options so any recommendations will be more then welcomed. ...
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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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Software RAID and backup altogether

In this thread I've got most valuable tips regarding the home RAID solution options as well as their pros and cons: RAID for home use I've figured out for myself a few important points (the ...
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RAID for home use

Read so far most of RAID-related posts on this site, but still several points remain shaded so far. First, my mode of working: I am writing music / doing graphical works, so the RAID is kinda ...
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Backup power for an old server at home

Some Context: I have an old P4 machine that I am planning to use, for hosting my Java EE apps for demoing during interviews. Specs: P4 1.9GHz 40GB HDD 2GB RAM VIA chip-set 300W power supply Will ...
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Multiple concurrent users on a same physical machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I share a single computer among different users? At home, I have 1 PC with 2 screens, 2 mice and 2 keyboards. What is the best way to enable concurrent ...
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Running multiple services on a home server

I am looking to setup a home server. I want it to run a whole bunch of things like a file server, music server, print server, web server, mail server and possibly some other uses like home automation. ...
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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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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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Scaling home/enthusiast server setup

I'm looking to maintain a home server of media (videos,music,etc.) with some RAID(fallback or redundancy) support that I can update relatively easy over the years. My high level plan is to buy 1U or ...
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Any good suggestions for media server software? [closed]

I have a random assortment of hardware laying around so I was thinking of setting up a media server that's accessible from just about anywhere (preferrably) does anyone have any good suggestions for ...
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Advantages of Windows 7 vs Windows Server 2008 for a home server

I'm about to setup a server/media computer in my home, but I don't know which OS to use. I'm currently running Ubuntu, but I dislike having to do use the terminal so much. I have configured a server ...
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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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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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Software or Hardware RAID for Home Server?

Now I have searched Server Fault and Super User and have seen that some people recommend software and some people swear by hardware RAID, but I am looking to use it on a home server of mine to store ...
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Linux distro for NAS Server for Home

I am wondering as is there dedicated servers for routing as (ipcop,pfsnese) and also for telephony as (elastix, asteriskNow) and other similar projects , Does exists something for home made NAS ...
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ESXi with non-headless VM

I'm going to receive a Xeon Server/Workstation soon and I was thinking about installing ESXi to host some server applications that I want (ex: SVN server, Web server, media server, etc). Most of ...
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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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Scoping a home dev server

I’m looking to build a multi-purpose home development server. In this post, I’m looking to outline what I want from such a system, and the ‘why’s of it, to some limited extent, and finally, some ...