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 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. I ...
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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 semi-...
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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 (simultaneous)...
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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 ...
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DIR-655 Virtual Server problems

I'm using a DIR-655 router and I have two servers on the local network. I'd like to be able to SSH into both and use one as a web server. If I use port forwarding to forward both ports 22 and 80 to ...
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Home server clock runs too fast

I have a Debian server running on some hardware from ca 2004, and the real time clock is running too fast. I have set it to run ntpdate every hour, so the clock is mostly correct, but this seems kinda ...
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How low-power can a home server get? [closed]

I've got quite simple question actually. How green, low-power and efficient x86 home server can I build using consumer parts with rather constrained budget. After looking through some Google hits I'...
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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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Power loss on home server setup

I have a mac mini server running at home. It acts as a web server and a file server. Recently, they have been doing construction on my street, and power will dip on and off 2 to 4 times per day. I ...
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can't connect to dynamic IP home server

I have a dynamic IP that enters my home through a router, to which I'm connected via wireless. I've created an account on dyndns.chom (badescuga.dyndns.org). I've configured my router to use my ...
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What is keeping my disks awake?

I have configured my hard drives to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity. This used to work very well; the server was almost always dead silent. But recently the drives are more often awake. Can ...
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Add / Convert my physical DVD collection to M4V or iTunes Library?

I have a whole bunch of DVD's, and want to put them into a personal media server / file server (could be any OS - Mac, PC, or Linux). I want to be able to "map" this media repository with my iTunes ...
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Home Server for Mac based household

My home network setup at the moment is very simple, we have an iMac, two MacBooks, a Time Capsule and a wireless Printer. I'm thinking about changing our setup. Specifically I'd like to have user ...
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Home Media Streaming Server

I'm looking for a Home Media Server which can stream videos to various devices including iPhone, iPad, Windows Machines, Android etc. I wouldn't want to install any client on any device; a web ...
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I need something like an EEE box, only with RAID 1

I need a silent, tiny computer which I would use as an SVN and LAMP server (only for development at home, not as a production environment). I need RAID 1 to ensure the safety of my data. Could you ...
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What's a good box to serve files on my local network, cross platform?

I've installed CAT5e cable and gigabit switches in my house with the goal of having an "always-on" file server in the loft, accessible to both my macbook and my partner's Windows box. I'd like to find ...
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Simplest way to host self made network game for friends?

I wrote a stratego clone for my friend and I to play over the internet. It consists of a very simple server and a client that can be run on the same computer as the server. What would be the simplest ...
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HomeGroup network setup

I'm having a problem setting up home group. My home sever pc (win7 Home Premium) connects directly to the internet, I shared it's internet connection to one of its ethernet (lan) cards which is then ...
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Own DynDNS Server?

Is there any own dynamic DNS server available? I have one public server that runs DNS for my domain (running tinydns) and I want to update it with the current IP of my home router? Are there any ...
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Setup VPN connection to home network

I am a developer and have a small web server located at my home. I would like to allow a couple of my colleagues to a) access websites hosted on this server and b) RDP to this server. My home network ...
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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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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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Which Linux distribution is the most suitable one for a home-server? [closed]

Im building a custom homeserver, based on a RAID. My aim is to build a reliable fileserver, but I also want it to be capable of playing music (as it has an audio output), and streaming movies/music to ...
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Why does my DynDNS domain show the router page, not the localhost?

I have to setup a home server. I have created a DynDNS account and updated the software. I have set the dynamic dns option in router and while I ping my dyndns account it is redirecting to my router ...
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IBM R50e to be used as a server?

Here's my plan: I have an old laptop, IBM R50e. I want to set it up as a home server to be reached by the other machines at home. I'll leave it open all the time. Can it be used as a server at home? ...
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How to setup home server?

I have an old desktop, laptop and a wireless router (Belkin). My desktop's specifications are 512 MB RAM :p 320 GB Harddisk OS: Windows XP I would like to use my desktop as a home ...
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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 smartctl,...
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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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What is the advantage of iSCSI over SMB?

At my house I'm running a Hyper-V server with a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM acting as a file server. Files are shared across my network using SMB. (Also, the machine is using a PERC 6/i RAID card but ...