Show me your servers /g/, be it shitty plex servers like mine or absolute monsters. Specs and purpose required, pics are a bonus.
>HP Microserver Gen8
>16gb ECC ram
>temporary 120gb Sandisk SSD for OS
>4x4TB WD Redmemes
>3TB Toshiba external drive
Mainly used for FTP, SMB, Plex for ~6 people, centralised backup for 2 other PCs, automatic photo upload for my phone and a few VMs for testing.
It's a fucking excellent little server if you dont need more than 4 drives. Cost me £170 new but the xeon is an upgrade. Base model comes with 2gb ram and a celeron g1610t which by the way was plenty up until i started more than 2 or 3 people use plex. The same heatsink handles the Xeon pretty well too so it's quiet as fuck, one 120mm fan and a 60mm PSU fan. Also has a dedicated iLO ethernet port which is handy as fuck.
Playing with the idea of getting a dedicated GPU for steam streaming.
How does 4 of these sound before SSDs start spewing out 128TB drives? Just fuck my shit up?
That's brutal. Mine sucks dicks, but I'm satisfied with the download. I wish I had gigabit upload to be quite frankly honest.
Wow, thats bad. I personally have a vps from ovh and haven't experienced any issues really. When I download files from the server with ftp it's really fast. You have dedicated servers I assume?
the 800/1 is a dedi that's supposed to have 500/500. past 20 hours or so I've been seeing ridiculously low (1mbit) upload.
It probably is throttled. I usually see 1gbit download when the upload isnt that low.
>SD card 8GB for operating system
Looks good, I might try it.
And to contribute to the thread:
Currently looking to set up a new server at home for long-term storage, torrenting and PLEX.
Could anyone recommend HDDs for this purpose? Reliability > Speed
Have you tested downloading files from the server with ftp/http? I was thinking about buying a cheap dedi from their kimsufi brand for a cheap torrent box, but if the speeds are that bad I'm gonna drop it. It's weird that I haven't experienced issues with my vps but your dedi is that bad.
>Dell Optiplex 9020
>320GB system drive
>2x 3TB for media/data
Running esxi with a virtualized fileserver and a virtualized HTPC
any extra capacity goes toward whatever personal project im currently dicking around with.
Here's my custom home made rack.
>goes to patch panel at rear of rack where network is connected.
2u case: Smoothwall
>Intel Atom 330, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, m-itx
>Smoothwall Express 3.1
4u case: Home Server
>Athlon II X3 435, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 4x 2TB Seagate/Samsung drives
>Fedora 23 Server
1U case: HP DL360 G5
>dual Xeon E5405, 8GB RAM, 4x 74GB or 146GB SAS drives
>not used, impractical
>APC Back-UPS 750VA, not used
>APC Back-UPS 1500VA
Someday I will upgrade my home server to better components and more storage. For now it does it's job.
The DL360 looks cool, but it's loud as fuck and uses too much power.
The first UPS needs batteries. The second probably could use new batteries as well, but holds up fine.
Anyone know where to get the rackmount ears for the 1500VA UPS? They are completely different than the 750VA, which has it's ears. I got both off craigslist, so they were "as-is."
Sorry for the potato phone pic. Maybe someday I will borrow my sister's nice camera to take some pictures.
This mobo only has 4 SATA ports, but I can go with 6 or more. I don't know who the fuck Sparkle is, but it's a Titanium PSU, can't be that bad. In case I go with more SATA ports, I would have to change everything except the RAM.
About storage, maybe four 4TB reds or these things >>52268770 for double the storage? RAIDz2 so my shit doesn't get more fucked up?
I'd get a better quality power supply. That's the one component you don't want to cheap out on. Personally I use Seasonic, PCPower & Cooling, and some Corsair. Seasonic is god-tier.
Red drives are pretty good now, from what I have been seeing. HGST are good too. Those ones you linked to are archival, so they will be slower and aimed at high reliability.
Smoothwall is a hardware firewall for my network. Home server is for media and file storage. It's where I store all my pictures, music, movies, tv shows, and computer backups.
Yeah, I wish the DL360 was a newer gen version so it wasn't so power hungry. I could handle the noise, but it just uses too much power. I want to learn 3D rendering, and wanted to have a render server.
No raid, AHCI mode and using them as 4 individual volumes. Two of them are mirrored onto the other two using FreeFileSync.
Reds arent bad, very cool, very quiet but sup 7200rpm unfortunately so not the fastest and a bit more expensive. In hindsight hitachi or hgst would have been my other options for slightly more performance.
test server running debian
and apache server
no bully for uptime i don't use it often
on my place I opted for a space-saving server, for now
>external ssh gateway
>local dns/dhcp server
>openvpn bridge to my other network
2500km away is the other end of the openvpn bridge
pic is slightly outdated, some hw has changed, but the bottom box is an old HP Vectra serving as a pfSense router
not shown is my old T61 which is serving as:
>http server (tt-rss, wiki)
He was using home motherboards for his servers.
You can run non-ecc ram just fine for most things, on home kit. I have done so just fine for ages. I can tolerate things failing and data getting lost or corrupted. Especially if it is just steam games or stupid imageboard macros + animus
This becomes a problem when people apply this thinking to their sysadmin job with production systems. (Who buys WD greens for production storage?!)
went to work abroad so moved my servers to my mother's place
I have access to a better FTTH connection in my homeland and there's no traffic shaping or fines on torrent traffic
where I'm now I'm stuck with VDSL (although I get 50/5, not too bad) and torrenting is a no-no
another advantage is that I use it as an offsite backup and always have 2 servers where I can access my stuff from anywhere
the gen8 sucks ass compared to gen7 hell even gen6
its too loud, too hot, pulls too much energy and you have to use the software raid or your cpu fan will spin too fast (wtf!)
To those of you who refuse to believe the Netherlands has the best power grid in the world an d complain about me not having a UPS: I just bought 2x APC 1500VA.
Still need to wait for them to get shipped and need a management card for it. should be up the next week.
The fuck are you on about? I have a fucking xeon 1240 being cooled by the same passive heatsink as the standard celeron and the system fan stays at 12% which is barely audible and cpu temps dont exceed 70.
How much power is too much power? The standard gen8 cant possibly pull much power. 50w maybe?
I'm sure you haven't ever seen a g8 up close since you think the CPU fan is noisy.
>protip: it doesn't have one
got a raspi2b for xmas, its used as a ssh storage and backup server for 4 of my computers at the moment, still learning much more.
>Playing with the idea of getting a dedicated GPU for steam streaming.
It's not really functional enough to get a proper, user friendly configuration going. You WILL have to at the very least do shit like log in with TeamViewer to unfuck things or even need physical access to the machine itself.
If you're thinking about setting up a VM with GPU passthrough and just streaming off that, it's going to be more hassle than you imagine.
That's what's stopping me for now. I will most likely wait until it's more refined and supports more gaymes. Plus I wouldn't do it through a VM, way too much hassle.
I do, but I had to do a lot of work to get them to work right. They are heavy duty sliding rails from the early 2000's for HP or Dell servers.
I had to use pic related (these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KFBLV8), a lot of measuring and guessing, a lot of drilling, and a lot of time to get everything to line up. I used three on each side.
They work, but aren't perfect. I know when I bought the case a few years ago I saw a Rosewill rail kit, but haven't been able to find it since.
I need to cheaply virtualize a lot of desktops each with a small computing power and with a gpu, so that each can use opengl.
So far I've been using a xeon e3 1245 v3 (xeons that end with 5 have integrated graphics).
I sounds dumb, but I've been thinking about buying raspberry pi's and setting up 1 desktop per pi.
this was 2013-ish build ..
1U supermicro dual Atom
2x80gb 2.5 HDD mirror for boot
quad port ESATA with port multiplier
3xFour-bay eSATA JBOD
12x 2GB 7200 drives in RAID6
The supermicro is in a 19" rackmount chassis, only 10" deep. The JBOD boxes sit on top. It ends up being a 3U high by 10" deep server with 14TB of space.
Runs headless in the basement. Apps it serves :
Asterisk for house VoIP
Plex + MythTV for video
Pydio for remote file storage
Squeezebox server for audio to various wifi radios
Works quite well, draws 100-130w running, runs 24x7 with power management disabled.
tl;dr : no need for an i7 in a basement PC that does nothing but serve files.
It works pretty well for a lot of games, most of the issues I'd say are with shit like launchers, some stability issues, some loss of focus issues and shit like that. Those require either physical access to the host, though in some cases you can get away with fixing it with TeamViewer.
Still, if you want to sit your ass in front of your TV and play something, you probably don't want to keep running back to the host or to fuck with TeamViewer to launch games, close games properly and fix whatever issue pops up.
Basically, core functionality is quite good but it feels beta-tier at best and missing features that should be essential (you can't even turn off the client without closing the game, well, you can if you kill the streaming process, but what kind of shitty solution is that?).
I would like to seed more. I've used several torrent clients and this is by far the one with the least amount of data transferred.
Doesn't look like OP has more than 1.
Having like 2 machines, maybe even 3 can still be "reasonable" as in 1 router, 1 server actually hosting all your shit and another one just for backup in case your actual server shits itself.
ok /hst/ say i wanted to sync my home server with its offsite mirror but internet connection is shitty.
is there a way to do for example rsync but write the diff to a hard drive then plug it in the remote end and write all the changes to the backup server?
without too much fucking around?
Try to beat this plan.
Master storage server for muh media (porn).
What the fuck are you complaining about?
just a common HD44780 based display off ebay
used the RPi and RPLCD python packages and wrote a quick program to write a bunch of info to it (traffic, cpu/ram usage, VPN status, heartbeat, etc)
much easier than I expected desu
I had a couple of LCDs already laying around, and from picking up the soldering iron to having something that would print up/down speeds on the default interface was maybe 1.5h tops
meh, i really need to get a 1tb ssd for the guests. that and build another machine just for storage
It depends on the volume. SQL and Hyper-V are mirror. Transfer is stripe (no redundancy) and Profiles is RAID 5. I haven't looked into performance too much, but I'm not having any disk queue length issues.
And there is one exception. Media is an esata RAID 5, with 4 4TH drives. For some reason, I can't get it to present as JBOD anymore, and I don't care enough to replace the enclosure and controller.
They're really cool if you've got a dedicated room for them with server racks, otherwise they are very, very loud. These things are quite literally a jet turbine whenever I rev them up. Pic related, it's just the Fans.
Dell poweredge T110 II
Intel Xeon E3-1220
4GB ECC DDR3
4x300GB 15k SAS raid 0
Windows server 2008 r2
(website, ftp, shared network drive, game servers, vpn, print server)
Netgear ReadyNAS 102
dual core ARM chip
1TB sata hdd (backing up the server raid)
640GB sata hdd (network shared drive)
Synology disk station DS106e
power pc based chip
750gb sata hdd (backing up the storage drive on the other nas)
50/50 mbit fiber connection.
100mbit router, 2.5ghz router/wifi ap
and a consumergrade 5 port gigabit switch that my desktop, server and NASes is connected to.
to ensure gigabit file transfer between them without sacrificing router speed.
sry no pic
Come on desu.
For real though, a new Proliant? I'd rather go with something like pic related unless the former includes ECC and all that cash stuff. I don't know how badly freenas needs ECC or how much RAM_GB per storage_TB it needs.
Thanks senpai, I'll wait for Toshiba http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/anton-shilov/toshiba-128tb-ssds-will-hit-the-market-in-2018/
FUCKING HERESY. OUT OF THIS WORLD. STOP THEM BEFORE THEY GET OUT OF CONTROL
The business model for ESXi confuses me, which is why I haven't tried it yet.
Do they make money from support like RedHat, and you can simply download and run ESXi yourself, or is ESXi something you'd have to pirate/trial to give a try?
You'll get 60 days all features then after it it still works but without those premium features.
I like xenserver more for home use, it's fairly simple and straight forward and then you have proxmox never really tried it but sounds okay
VMWare's licensing is hell. Worse than Microsoft's.
There is an evaluation period of 60 days that can be abused by reinstalling every 60 days, but their is a free gimped license.
Supposedly there are keygens out there for the full version, but the free license works for me. Note this doesn't include vSphere so it's going to be bitching that you won't be able to use any features past 5.0
Xeon X3210 2.4Ghz
4x2TB in RAID10
RADIUS AAA (FreeRADIUS + MariaDB), backups, webhost, seedbox, DNS server, OpenVPN, Tor relay, OONI probe, cjdns, I2P, and H@H.
The thing in-between the fans is just the housing on the fans. Personally I use the fans to create a hover-server. All my anime and porn follow me around in hover-mode wherever I go (if I ever leave my basement)
Raspberry Pis are terrible as fileservers.
They don't have SATA, USB 3.0, or Gigabit Ethernet.
You really require at least ONE of these three to stream a movie of respectable size (20GB).
But if by porn you mean "gigabytes upon gigabytes of kinky Tibetan throat pummeling comics" then it will work
I wanna Build a home server for Plex or Kodi (what ever has better LAN video streaming Support), ownCloud and maybe mail with Postfix and Dove Coat. I found this shitty HP Pavilion pic related with a Intel Pentium 4 525 @2.93 ghz and 1.5 Gb ddr1 ram . Is this enough to run what i need /g/?
As others have stated, it depends on what you're streaming. The benchmark score is 327 for that CPU. Plex (because it can not currently do GPU transcoding) requires a score of 2000 for a 1080p 10mbit stream.
I don't know about Kodi. If it can do GPU transcoding then I imagine you will have much better results.