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 does a cloud NAS manage to be accessed from the outside of a LAN through an app?

I have a cloud NAS within my home network and I can't figure out how it manages to be accessed from the outside through an app. How does the app always know at what address requests should be sent, ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS randomly shut down, have syslog clips

So this afternoon I was printing a 35 page document (HP Officejet), when it suddenly stopped. The printer is run by my headless server, with SAMBA and CUPS on Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS. I tried ...
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Home router difficult to access remotely

I've been trying to debug this problem for a week or two now, and haven't been able to figure out what the issue is/if there's anything I can do to resolve it. I have a home Xfinity router that's ...
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How do I configure a home “cloud”?

If we simplify the "cloud computing" concept to its most basic form, we could say that: Cloud computing is nothing more than to be able to run applications and access data from a computer (server) ...
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Network within a network

I will start with giving you a Noob Alert, Sorry we have to learn somewhere. I just wanted to run an idea past you. I have setup a home server, this is to host a couple of games for my friends. To ...
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Make vagrant box accessible from other computers on home network

I have a Vagrant box (using Virtual Box) running locally on my laptop. My laptop (the host) is running Mac OS 10.11.6; the guest is running Ubuntu 16.04. Currently, the guest is accessible from the ...
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How to merge multiples physical network interfaces into a single vlan?

I am currently trying to build a home server. This home server will do a lot of things such as acting as a NAS, a media server, file server, etc, and also a router. This pc has one ethernet port on ...
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Have domain point to homeserver

I would like to point a subdomain of mine toy homeserver, which is accessible through my external ip. I've already added an A record and when I use curl it gives me the correct page. But when I visit ...
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HBA passthrough to freenas

I have an optiplex 9020, would "LSI 9211-8i/LSI2008" fit? Or is it too long? If it doesn't fit what will? I am trying to install freenas under esxi, but need a way to pass through my drives.
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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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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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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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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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