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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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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Shared login in a computer network?

I need to understand how a network works: Several PCs running Windows XP One server The PCs are all network connected, as well as the server. Each computer share the logins. I need to ...
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Access Home Network Server via External Address (DSL vs Cable)

For the last few months, I've been using a server on my home network for basic backups and hosting some small websites. Up until this past week, I've been using Comcast (cable) as an ISP and now that ...
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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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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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Ubuntu as Host server without XServer?

I have Dell PowerEdge 2950 on which I want to setup Ubuntu as the host OS, then use VirtualBox for running multiple Guest OSes like Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu etc... I want to reduce the resources that 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up Raid 1 Array for Home Server

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but it's worth asking on here! Essentially I have a old machine at home (well, not old hardware wise, but I recently built a new gaming rig), which I decided to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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XMPP/Jabber web client supporting conversation logging?

I have an XMPP/Jabber account on www.autistici.org (they uses ejabberd). They don't log conversations on their server as GTalk does. I need to use my Jabber account from a web interface hosted on my ...
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Setting a subdomain to access home machine with windows remote desktop

I'm trying to remotely connect to home machine through Windows Remote Desktop (amongst other things, but this is currently my primary focus). I can do this fine using my home WAN's static IP (thank ...
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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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How many watts/performance are needed for a multi-purpose home server?

I have read an article about setting up a home server with Dynamic DNS, and it recommended to build a 'junk box' out of scrap parts. Since I have to buy a low watt PSU, I was thinking if that's ...
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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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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 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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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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HP Proliant DL380 G6/7 drive cage Molex mini fit jr. 10 circuit connector pin out

I'm wondering if anybody knows the pin-outs of the 10-pin board-side (receptacle) power connector for the drive cage on an HP Proliant DL380 G6/7? Thanks in advance for the info.
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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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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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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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Trying to make MAMP local server site accessible externally, via airport base station

I am bumbling around in network and airport settings. I've set up port forwarding on Netgear DGN2000 router but I'm not sure how to configure the airport extreme base station. It is in bridge mode, ...
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Win 7 vs MWHS 2011

I currently have a computer that basically all it does is stores movies, music, and backs up data that I want it too. It is also connected to the family TV to watch the movies that are stored on that ...
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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 ...