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Jan
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comment Homeserver - Virtualization yay or nay?
oh wow, thanks a lot, that helped me big time!
Jan
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comment Homeserver - Virtualization yay or nay?
Currently, the mail server is running on a Pentium 4 (!) and the rest of the stuff distributed over 4 VMs on a 2.3 Ghz AMD DualCore without SSE3, so the i5 is way more than enough. I plan to use WHS for the Windows related things fyi and the free version of ESXi (I guess that's Hyper-V then, I'm not sure about the naming) for virtualization.
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Jan
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comment Homeserver - Virtualization yay or nay?
Sidenote: Afaik ESXi runs on a Core i5, too (the hardware may not be on the HCL, but it runs). If it doesn't I'll probably use Xen again.
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comment Distributed files over two servers
it will be > 5 GB HD films in 99% of the cases, so access times ... jeah :D
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comment Homeserver setup concerns
Okay, that seems solid! Thanks for the tip!
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comment Homeserver setup concerns
Well, the only things I'll need is USB passthrough, maybe a tape-drive passthrough and jeah, that's it. I guess both will do that :) One question to the WHS solution: How easy is it to restore a system? (especially a OS X system)
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comment Homeserver setup concerns
I'll definitely consider WHS then! I have to run a windows machine anyway, so I can use the server. VM snapshot can be done via the hypervisor (I'll stick with ESXi unless there are serious concerns speaking against it, as I already have some experience with it. A full web interface is really compelling, though :D)
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comment Distributed files over two servers
Thanks for the hint! This looks perfect :) Is it feasible to use iSCSI over WAN? From the looks of it, it supports pretty strong authentication, but are there any issues with (somewhat) higher pings / how much overhead does it produce?
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comment Homeserver setup concerns
PCs are both OS X and Windows, I really want and need a crossplatform solution (I don't want to manage two different applications)
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split the question
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comment Homeserver setup concerns
ah, I should rephrase my question a bit, I see. I need backups of the other PCs in the network, not only the VMs itself. Proxmox looks like though, I'll take a look at that.