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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Are there any good home RAT programs out there? [on hold]

I've been looking for some good software to monitor someone at home using a RAT or something else. I know some good office/school monitoring tools out there like CrossTec SchoolVue or Spector 360 but, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Change HOMEDRIVE windows variable to be dynamic on windows 7 to use Git

I have a Windows 7 notebook from work. I use Git as my version control system. I installed Git on the system before the administrator connected my computer to the office network. he changed my ...
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How much will it cost me to run a Windows Home Server?

Anybody has any measurements of how much electricity does a Windows Home Server (say one of the HP models) use while being on 24/7? I have an old PC running at home to store files that everyone can ...
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How to deal with Dual-Stack Lite and incoming connections

My ISP (german cable ISP Unitymedia) forced me to use DS-Lite / Dual Stack Lite because he ran out of IPv4 addresses. Common problems with that setup are: interrupted connections (i.e. in online ...
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What operating system can I use to turn my old computer into a home server?

I have a old desktop computer that I want to make a home server for file sharing purposes. It has 512 MB RAM and few GB of hard drive. Which operating system should be reasonable for this kind of slow ...
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A “home server” to “control” other PCs [closed]

I might be asking a lot from the title so let me clarify. I'm an I.T System Administrator. I understand Client-Server relationship fully. I use Windows GPO on our server for almost every use Windows ...
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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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Detecting when a server is running on UPS battery

I have a home server (HP Proliant ML310 G4) that I bought from my employer a month or so ago. The server runs Debian Linux and I use it for just about everything. I can get away with doing this ...
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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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How do I encrypt a VirtualBox VM? [duplicate]

I am running a server on a linux box and want to run some things for my other home computers in a virtual machine. I would like to encrypt the VM and shut it down when nobody is home, but keep the ...
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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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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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How to update CRL automatically?

I have the following issue: I have a self-signed CA (certificate authority) mainly for persoanl use (mail encryption and signing, ...). I created several ceertificates and the CRLs (which are empty ...
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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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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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Virtual desktop solution for home

I have a Linux server at home and would like to set up a Windows virtual machine on it that my girlfriend would access using her old laptop as a "thin" client. Her laptop is really old and my server ...
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Instances of a server?

First off, I'm not sure if this is the right term for this, but here goes. At my school, we were working in one of the tech labs when I needed to copy some files to my flash drive. I realized I ...
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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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Public reachable IP address without ISP offering that service [duplicate]

Is it possible to get a static public IP-address to access e.g. a home-located server when your ISP isn't offering that service (only shared IPs). I'm thinking of a VPN-like-service to do this, but I ...
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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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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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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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Opening ports on a mac-mini, works locally, not on the LAN

I have my mac mini running a nodejs server on port 8000. On the mac, I can hit it at 127.0.0.1:8000/something. I get back a "hello world" type of response. On the same network, from a different ...
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Port-forwarding: different ports in router log?

My friend cannot connect to my minecraft server. How do the the different ports shown in my router's log affect port forwarding? What can I change to allow my friend connect to my server? I believe ...
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Can hard drives get quieter after first use?

I bought two Seagate NAS HDDs for my home server and after putting them in, the computer went from completely silent to actually quite noisy which I wasn't happy with. The noise wasn't from ...
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Automatic Media Server Mirror

I have a large (400GB) photo library and I've just built a media server (Win 2012) that I use for local redundant storage and to backup to a cloud (CrashPlan). Since work is primarily done on a PC ...
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Opening port on mac os x (mavericks) for nodejs

I am running a node.js app locally and would like to make it available for demo for outside world. It is running on port 3000. I have added node to the firewall to allow incoming connections but ...
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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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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 ...