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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What are all these rcuos processes running on my server?

I just started my first home server running Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server Edition. I installed OpenSSH and that's it; I haven't even opened the port yet to make it accessible to the outside world. I ran top ...
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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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ZFS not writing continuously to array

Preface: I'm by no means an expert Linux user, but I've played with Linux enough to be dangerous. I'm building a personal server, basically just to use as storage for video and photos. Current specs ...
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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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Optimising file sharing on wireless client

I have a hard drive (movie storage) connected to a RaspberryPi which is connected to a router (skyhub) via Ethernet Cable. Samba is enabled on the RaspberryPi. Any other devices that are connected ...
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Running two DHCP Servers in the same network

I have connected my raspberry pi with a wireless access point and would like to run a DHCP Server on the RPi to assign the IP and gateway correctly. This is because the RPi serves as a gateway to a ...
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Home server and external access with sub domain

I have a home server and a domain which is registered on bookmyname. My ISP blocked the port 80 so i changed the apache config to listen on port 81. But i don't want to access to my web server with ...
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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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What is the smallest quad-core system that I can build? [closed]

I am thinking about building a machine to use as a linux or Solaris development server (for running a database, application servers, etc.). I would like it to be as portable as possible without it ...
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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in ...
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Which machine to get for a home server?

I want to have a server at home. Mainly for few projects, blog(wordpress) and maybe other web resources. I want to have it very low power consumable, so I am thinking getting Acer Aspire Revo 3600, ...
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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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Can I add peripheral power connectors to server?

I'm hoping to add USB 3.0 to the server blade that I picked up for personal use. However, it has no peripheral connectors (3.5" HDD power connector), only a motherboard connector (used), and some ...
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Is a basement a suitable climate for a running server?

Some server fans can be rather noisy. If I were to relocate a server rack to a basement area, what considerations would I need to take into account? Are there certain temperatures or humidity ranges ...
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Are there a major issues for a NAS home server that shakes a little during a small earthquake?

Are there a major issues for a NAS home server that shakes a little during a small earthquake? I can't find anything related to this on the Internet more than some earthquake resistant racks for big ...
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Centralize and optimize hardware resources: an idea [closed]

My girlfriend's brother (B) wants to build a new PC (he already has a monitor) and has asked me for help. My girlfriend (G) has an old-ass 2005 all-in-one desktop which she thinks she will change soon....
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Access IPv6 home server remotely (also from IPv4 networks)

I have an ISP that uses IPv6 and I want to set up a home server running windows server 2012 essentials and access it remotely using the remote web access feature. is this feature capable of IPv6? and ...
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Work on home server over the internet?

I was wondering how I could safely and securely perform SFTP throught the internet to my server so that I could work in code from home. Should the data be encrypted and tunneled? I don't have an exact ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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Hp gen 8 microserver doesn't detect hdd when installing ESXI

I have am trying to install ESXi, however my ssd and hdd aren't being detected. I currently have sata config set to dynamic hp smart array b120i raid support, not entirely sure I need a raid. ...
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Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
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Do you know any OS independend centralized backup solution? [closed]

I'm currently looking for a new backup solution for my home network. That's my IT infrastructure: - HomeServer with OpenMediaVault on Debian - 1 Arch Linux Client - 3 Windows Clients (7/8/10) - 1 ...
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Which new version of Fedora to use with Amahi?

I recently came across Amahi and tought I found an use for an old computer I have. However, When I read the documentation for the 32bit systems, says I need to have Fedora 19. but then on the website ...
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Weird asynchronous speed on home server (FTP, Samba)

I have an HP Gen8 microserver for home usage. I use it as backup/replication and currently want to use it also home as media server. I back up files using FTP, governed by IIS. Backing up on LAN ...
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Can't connect to server on the same router

Hello! I have 2 routers. The primary router (which is also a modem. from now on I"ll call it A) and the secondary router (B from now on), which is connected to the primary router via 10 meters ...
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Starting a home file/media Linux server as a project [closed]

I can see this gets asked fairly often, but I've got a bit different of a idea for what I want to do here. Right now I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 and a Galaxy S5 as my main devices. Both are ...
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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, 10/100/...
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Getting started on a multi-purpose home server that i can also access via the internet: Media Streaming, Game Server, File storage/Backup

Before i start i want to say that i DID search for this topic. None of the results seem to answer my questions about multiple purpose home server. Hello All! I want to build a home server for the ...
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Homeserver for the command “scp user@server:file localhost@server:mycomp/”?

Problem: to get the cammond "scp file user@server:" (source) work vice versa. I need a server on my local machine so I can copy files to-and-fro like: ROOT+SERVER+FILE <---- Commands? --...
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Port forwarding issue when using three routers in the middle

I would like to do port forwarding, so that I can access my home server from the Internet. The layout looks as the attached image. I have a public ip and when ever a request for certain ports comes ...
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how can I access my server from outside of my lan?

I set up my own debian server at home and I can connect to it via ssh from any computer in my lan, but if I try to do it with my phone ( when using mobile data and not Wi-Fi) it does not work. When I ...
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Users and permissions on a Raspi which is both a home and an owncloud server

I'm a long time Linux desktop user but a total newbie in servers and security. Now I want to set up a Raspi (running Raspbian) to act as a CUPS print server, an NFS file server and backup storage, an ...
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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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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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What kind of server can be accessed at \\SERVERNAME in Windows

I want to have Ubuntu running a server that I can access from my Windows machine using \SERVERNAME\LOCATION. What kind of server do I need?
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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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Performance comparison for older server [closed]

Given the falling price of older decommissioned server hardware, I am considering purchasing one to use for my research at home. I will be running Linux, PostgreSQL, Neo4j and R-Server on it. I ...
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6TB HDD in Synology RS814 NAS

Is it possible to put 6TB HDD's in a synology RS814 NAS? This isn't clear. This is the NAS: https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/RS814 http://www.nascenter.be/product/385420/synology-rs814.html?...
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Will the maximum speed of a network card reduce the impact of an incoming DDoS attack?

I’m wondering if the maximum speed of a network card would reduce the chances of a DDoS affecting a home-hosted website. In this scenario, I’m hosting my website from an Android Tablet where the ...
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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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Linux Full Disk Backup of a Remote System?

I have a home file server in the following configuration: 4 HDDs of 2TB each 1 USB flash drive running the Debian OS of 8GB I would like to make a full disk backup of the OS flash drive to another ...
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Are there any serious obstacles to using an old netbook as a long-term home server?

I have an old ASUS Eee Pc 901. Not much use as a portable PC nowadays with tablets and 5" mobiles. So I'm thinking of using it as a simple 36W whisper-silent home server. For a skype-to-sip bridge, ...
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Unexpected shutdown due to PCI card

I've got a home theatre PC which I built myself and have been using for about 4.5 years now without issue - the only components that have ever needed replacing have been the case fans. Recently, I've ...
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streaming MKV files from windows home server

I recently installed WHS 2011 and setup streaming and successfully have streamed movies and music but i noticed that i cannot find any of my MKV files. I realize that microsoft stated that MKV is not ...
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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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How to turn on home server when any one of the computers in the home network is on?

To save energy, I want to have my home server on only when one of the computers in my house are on. What's the best way of automating this?
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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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Can't access local network resources from a specific access point

I've got two wireless routers in my home; one came with my internet service and is also the modem for the service. I also have another setup for extra range. I've connected the second (a d-link ...
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How to virtualize my physical home file server?

I have a home file server, currently has around 5TB of data, nothing fancy just old hardware (low budget) having a pentium dual core with 8GB ram. It runs snapraid so I can use dissimilar hard drives ...
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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 ...