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Since /g/ is in the state of terminal cancer with all the consumer advice threads I decided to make a homeserver thread
Discuss good setups, scripts, management utilities, using overkill enterprise systems in your bedroom, being a NEET fuck and running a DC in your mother's basement
It all goes in the homeserver thread
Pic unrelated, a depreciated pretty looking vacuum cleaner that should not be used in a typical home setting
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What are you trying to serve?

I never had to serve anything but if I did I am not advanced enough to use scripts, I know that I would use FTPzilla as FTP server, Apache as web server, What more is there? not being a smartass but since this thread is here I'll make it interesting and maybe someone can enlighten me also.
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So I was wondering, what are some brands that I should be pursuing for a mediocre home setup. Would /g/ have a seperate DB box or just integrate everything into one machine to save on power? I was going to impulse buy a microserver today (100USD for 500GB X4, SATA 16GB RAM, 2X Xeon E5345,) but I got distracted at work and forgot to bid for it. I guess I fucked up big time since that was a decent amount of hardware for the price)
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Here's a pic of my home server when I was cleaning it out a few months back.
Mostly use it for just web pages, email, torrent box, file server, etc. Also a Sailor Moon Doom server.
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I own a raspi that I have used as a home server in the past.( I hosted some movies and TV shows on it for friends to watch.)

It worked very well with very smooth streaming altho this was also with it being used by one user at a time.
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>>45439688
You dun goofed. And yes, everything on one or two boxes. Yay for virtualization
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>>45439688
Holy tits where did you see that for $100
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I never really got the point of a home server. Seems like renting a VPS is cheaper, compensating for power costs, and faster.
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>>45439710
Yeah, I was thiking the same. Just get one capable box and throw citrix on it. I feel like shit now for missing this...
>>45439726
Well, 130USD with shipping but still, was a damn good deal. It was on fleabay
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>>45439732
control
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I want to turn an unused laptop into a media server.

Openelec+XBMC+chrome for surfing to netflix

I'm not sure what to do with the box itself. I need a slick way to hide away the power brick and the computer itself (it will be hooked up to a projector).

Likewise, I'd need an IR adapter and remote...
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>>45439726
You're impressed by seeing that deal as biddable?
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>>45439740
Explain. You typically get worse uptime and harder upgrade-ability with home servers as well
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>>45439748
it went for 130 USD total surprisingly, just ended an hour ago. My head was in my ass however and I did not jump on it
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Yes, this is in my home office. About 5' behind me.

Mostly used for testing bare metal build automation (configuring SAN & LUN's, vLAN's, vSAN's, etc)

Spends most of it's time off, because it gets HOT in a small enclosed area.

At full load, I pull 220V @ ~28A. Average usage pulls 220V @ ~18A

Not seen - Actual home server.
Dell T610
2x Xeon 5660
96GB RAM
8x 4TB HDD
2x 256GB SSD (used as tiered storage with Storage Spaces)

Standard load - ~13 VM's.
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>>45439752
u wot

also full gigabit speeds to home servers
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>>45439779
$20/mo
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(broken LCD) Dell D430 1.5gb 1.2ghz c2d with Xubuntu here
works fine
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>>45439779
And I was specifically meaning network uptime.
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>>45439823
okay so take probably 99.99% of 138 days or whatever. I am not home so I can not get an exact number, but it's probably close to that. Fucking dsl super reliability...
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>>45439776
Why do you have to test configs on bare metal? Can't you just virtualize most of your setups on a decent workstation?
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>>45439845
Yeah, not a single minute of downtime since I got the box. Not even comparable, this is fully redundant with plenty of ddos filtering and not-shared gigabit speeds.
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>>45439748
>never got a great deal detected / poor as fuark
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>>45439795
congrats

but I'd rather build out a whole windows domain or virtual datacenter on hardware I own (and got for relatively cheap at that) than try to do it "in the cloud"

homeserver stuff is alot better for tinkering and learning. If you just want to run a simple webserver or web app or torrent box, then a vps is the way to go sure
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>>45439871
Enjoy the power and noise. Baremetal is available too (think Kimsufi), and if you're just going to hold on for a few months, renting a cheap dedi is better
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>>45439683
I'm talking about hardware and specifically cheap power friendly, quiet, servers and cheap SAN solutions
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I'm a tremendously lazy shit, so I just put 2 3TB drives into my gaymen PC, threw all my movies and TV shows onto them, network share and sorted.

It stays on pretty much all the time anyway, so no big deal.
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http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Gn49FT

I'd like to add hard drives to it every so often, and just extend the virtual volume to span them all, but I've got no idea how to do it, and the stupid questions thread didn't help. Any ideas?
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>>45439856
well mines a file server, so 100% uptime to lan right?

Still, it has to run dyndns so I couldnt get a vps anyway.
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>>45439693
Cute kitty.
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>>45439886
>renting a cheap dedi is better
for almost all purposes DC dedis are better. However there are some useful things that a homeserver is capable of.
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~ # uname -rms
Linux 3.10.25-gentoo x86_64
~ # df -h | grep md0 # XFS on Western Digital drives
/dev/md0 5.5T 2.2T 3.4T 40% /media/raid
~ # cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep AMD
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 Processor
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 Processor
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 Processor
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Muh nfs machine. Watch cartoons like space ghost and shows like xfiles and even has enough terabytage left over for some 3dpd porn. I found the case in a dumpster and the rest scavenged from wherever. Runs debian stable. Has an athlon 2800 and one gig ram.
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>>45439915
>tri-core
fucking why...
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>>45439795
i paid close to that for this >>45439795
it's low-power-consumption as fuck too
plus i bet it outperforms that crappy vps
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>>45439965
damn i meant >>45439818
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>>45439853
The point of the tool is to setup the virtualization environment.

That, and it gives me the flexibility to do nearly anything I'd like.
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>>45439965
That's actually a dedi with i5 3570s

That said, the processor power is outperformed on shorter workloads by a $5 ramnode on a shared 1240v2
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>>45439978
>1.5gb ram vs 16gb ram

nah ulv c2ds are ass. my d430 cant even do youtube 1080p
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>>45440025
Before the throttling hits in, that is
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>>45440029
it can on mine, you're doing something wrong

also the ram is really only a concern if you are serving a shit-ton of stuff, which i'm not so idgaf

it's good enough for developing web stuff on, i don't need to keep paying for it, i own the fucking hardware not some jew company, and i can play around with distros
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A home server is probably better for local filesharing and streaming, but tbh, for the most tasks I hear people doing (webserver, FTP, video streaming externally), a 512MB VPS or 1GB would be cheaper (in terms of power) and definitely faster
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>>45440070
>i can play around with distros
Most dedis and VPS providers allow mounting custom images

>i don't need to keep paying for it
power costs
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>>45439964
Tri-cores are usually quad-cores where one of cores did not pass quality control, so they just disable it.
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Anybody host their own email? I've been thinking about using an old dell studio to do that.
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>>45439640
1.8GHz Core2 Duo
2GB RAM
2x WD Red 2TB in RAID-1 using mdadm
Debian Stable
NFS
Gigabit Ethernet
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>>45440126
Like the other posters in this thread said, get a VPS
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Any other case like the lian li PC-Q26?
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>>45439688
Used Dell OptiPlex are very common, generally have gigabit ethernet, and are very cheap. I got this one >>45440134
(not counting the drives) for like $50 shipped
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>>45440090
>power costs
probably about $0.08 per month, I use it for development mainly, so I only switch it on when I need it
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>>45439732
how in the fuck is a VPS served over a 20Mbit internet connection even remotely possibly faster than a local 1000Mbit setup?
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>>45440118
This is a true thing
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>>45439927
but do you have a sweet router?
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derp
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>>45439927
What model is that Dell?
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does the job.
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>>45440304
its hideous , i love it
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