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Questions tagged [home-server]

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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How do I create my own server I can upload things to (like google drive) with Ubuntu server [closed]

How do I create my own server I can upload things to (like google drive) with Ubuntu server Right now I have a server in my basement with Ubuntu 18.04.1 that is running a program called webmin. it is ...
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Setting up a NAS Drive for Home use

I have just started to do research on this a week ago, before that I didn't even know what a NAS was, so please bear with me. TL;DR I want to set up shared storage for a family to have all data in ...
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Getting error number -1700 when trying to mount a network drive

I don't use AppleScript often but I wrote a short script to mount a network drive based on whether I am home or away: set SSID to do shell script "/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211....
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Open Port on Third Party VPN

Open Port on External Network with VPN I have much the same question as above, since this was posted 8 years ago I thought I would give it another go. I have a mac server connected through a third-...
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Wake on LAN not shown as supported, despite works on windows

I have installed openSUSE Leap as dual boot. I want to have feature Wake on LAN. When I check in windows "Enable wake on magic packet only" and turn off, it works. When I boot to opensuse and turn the ...
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VPN Into Home Network Using OpenVPN Protocol?

I wish to have a scenario where I have my laptop outside of my home LAN (e.g hotel) and am able to setup a VPN connection (using the OpenVPN protocol) to connect my laptop to my home LAN remotely. The ...
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Issues Port Forwarding VMware ESXi on Optimum Router

I am trying to port forward the web interface of a VMware ESXi home server that I have over my Optimum router to access it at other locations. The actual server running ESXi doesn't appear on the ...
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Exposing resources from my home server

I have a small VPS (Ubuntu 16.04) that I use for hosting of a few personal websites, ownCloud, etc. It's fairly slow and doesn't have a lot of storage. I'd like to offload the ownCloud storage and ...
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How do I access my site hosted from home using it's domain name and not the Internal IP address while I'm at home?

I have a site open to the internet hosted from a small raspberry pi at home that uses Amazon's Route 53 to handle all things DNS related. Right now when ever checking on how my pages are looking in a ...
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Creating a private network within a Network

Creating a private network within a Network Total noob here. [Asking for some Advice and Guidance and How-to] Read on SU and found it is possible [link below]. Related to Networking. Situation So I ...
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Developing a Home Server - Install full-blown Ubuntu on Laptop or Ubuntu Server [closed]

I want to "develop" a Home Server for Web Developement and other network stuff, for that i want reporpuse my old Laptop as Server machine. Now i want to ask if you recommend to install full-blown ...
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Selective file sharing remote and local between multiple computers

I would like to set up some kind of a network that can achieve selective file syncing across a number of devices ie home computer, laptop, tablet and android phone, either over a local network or over ...
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Trouble setting up home network ( isolating home server )

So I have 2 routers, a switch, a few PCs and an old PC to become a home server. Right now, I have 1 of the routers connected to the switch which wires every computers. It's working fine. This is my ...
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Ways of dealing with dynamic IP

This is my first time setting up a home server so sorry for missing things that might be obvious to you. I have bought a 1€ domain on 1&1 and I would like to have it pointing to my home server. I ...
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Own DynDNS for home server

I have two servers, one dedicated server with a static ip adress and one home server in my flat with a dynamic ip adress, which is renewed every 24 hours. Currently I'm using the free service from ...
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Syncthing fails to start as ubuntu systemd service

I recently setup a home server running ubuntu 16.04. I installed syncthing on it to sync between my desktop, laptop, and phone. So I want syncthing to run as a system service, meaning the service ...
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Remotely controlling a computer with no connected screens

I have an old computer which I intend to use as a NFS and torrent server, running regular windows 10. Right now it's connected to a screen, but I'd like to use that screen elsewhere, and anyway a ...
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Is it safe to share your External IP to others?

I have a Minecraft server and I have it set up with no-ip and everything (since I run it on my home computer) and I only share the IP with about a few friends, but only 3-4 people (including friends ...
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What is this power connector? What power supply do I need for it? (S5520UR-E24717)

I was looking around ebay and found some old xeons, and thought I can build an home server with these, so I bought a couple and a dual lga1366 board and I was set. When it arived I inspect the board, ...
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How to set up FreeNAS to use mirrored vdevs?

I'm setting up a home-use FreeNAS - storage of photos, media, laptop backups and so forth for a pair of users and half a dozen laptops, phones, tablets. I have 4x 3TB drives. I'm deciding on the drive/...
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Dual network system for home server rack

I was redirected here for this question from Server Fault. So I have a big project in mind, as I am developing a large project that requires a lot of memory, hardware, and massive amounts of separate ...
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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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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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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 the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...