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/g/ is missing /hst/? Not anymore!

Show us your racks, towers or whatever you have!

Pic is glorious Pi server. No complains.
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>>52325805
finfag spotted
ebin ;--DD
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Is mini ITX good for servers? I'm building a home media / plex server, and I really fucking love how the Fractal Node looks. Plus, it has a lot of expansion bays for HDDs.
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>>52328442
if you don't need GPGPU or GPU for encoding i don't see the problem: mini ITX is good
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>>52328489
I don't think I will? This is my first foray into servers. I really can't imagine I'll be doing much else besides torrenting, backing up some files, and streaming media. That wouldn't require a gpu, would it?
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>>52328442
I think I'm going to the same boat as well.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8HB2XL
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>>52330065
Are there any motherboards good for servers that aren't ~$150+? Mini ITX, obviously. I'll admit that I'm totally uneducated about the subject so I don't want to end up getting a shit mobo, but I spent less on my main rig's mobo (granted that was a Black Friday discount).
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>>52325805
>HP Proliant
> 2p system with AMD opertonlolol
>16 gigglebytes of ram
>loud as a jet engine to i just use my desktop as server lelelele
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>>52330535
>Mini ITX, obviously
don't fall for that meme
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>>52330645
Well then what would you recommend for a small case and appropriate motherboard to house this server I'm building?
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>>52325805
pic from when i bought it. no HDD's.
>update
>currently have 40gb OS HDD (old as fk)
>360gb storage HDD (also old as fk)
>Wubdowns 8.1
>dual xeon 5160
>4gb non ECC RAM
>Quadro FX 4800

currently using it to host teamspeak
and media server for movies/pictures/documents.
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>>52328509
No, you will not need a GPU for tha
t>>52330700
mini ITX are good if you don't want to upgrade with GPGPU or GPU
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>>52330725
what's your power usage?
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Why?
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>>52330700
drop the "gotta be tiny" thing and get the ATX midtower of your choice. Even the real cheap ones are easier to work on, easier to cool (and cool quietly), and have several more drive bays than ITX.
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>>52330765
not much i guess.
it's always on very low cpu/gpu load. (xeons are on 18c - 25c)

>i have a 10 amp course at 230 volts.(2300watt)
>and on this course i run my main computer.
>a 1000w oven.
>my router.
>160w speaker system (when 100% load)
>several lamps (non LED)
and i can even turn on a vacuum cleaner on this course without it blowing the fuse.

Pic semi related? imagine how much my main computer draws.
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what's the best OS for a home server to use? i've been thinking of NAS4Free; is that a good option? the (soon to be) server has 4 gigs of ram, and an athlon 64 x2 5200+.
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Raspberry Pi 2 OC'd to modest level, latest openELEC, 1tb HDD.
I'm an absolute noob and I'm trying, with a certain degree of success, to set-up my memeberry media server plugged to my TV.
For now I managed to unify WiFi coverage in my house with a powerline adapter and PoA (raspberry is commected through ethernet), and I can enjoy my media on the TV or seamlessly play high bitrate Mongolian moving tapestry from the Rpi external hdd on any connected device.
Now I'm still trying to get kodi to correctly scrape and categorize my shit, apparently I can't make it detect a number of shows even if I change folder/file name manually. Maybe shit db.xml?
I've also been setting up rtorrent+rutorrent webui to automatically donwload stuff through RSS feed but it'll definitely take much more dicking around with regexp filters before I can say it's fully functional and organized.
Next step is getting Kodi to scan, scrape and categorize shows and movies automatically after download, but before that I'll need to figure out how to teach it to properly scan the stuff I already got on board.

The ultimate goal is to build, or at least learn how to build, a set and forget, always on, cute little shitbox that would automatically track, download and scan the stuff I want with the least possibile effort.
It's my first project and my bridge to /g/entlmanliness, I know the resources are limited and I may not succeed in every part of my project, but I hope to at least build a basis of knowledge on which to eventually build something better with better hardware.
Advices are welcome.

Pic related is my shitbox: it's connected through ethernet on a TP link power adapter (which surprisingly werks); when I heard the clicking from my HDD I thought I'd lost 1 TB worth of polynesian porn wall paints, but I quickly fond out it was a power issue. Thank god I had this nice ppwered USB hub my completely tech-illiterate old man randomly bought years ago.

R8, please be gentle with me, it's my first time.
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>>52330844
Is that a fractal r4?
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>>52331002
Fractal R5
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>>52330951
I'd use a full general-purpose distro, myself. Once you have the thing you might as well make it easy to use it for more than just being a NAS box. I usually go with Debian stable.
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>>52330951
debian stable
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>>52330990
I liked when it was Xbmc and before I found plex, plex just takes the cake with ease of use, and it's easy to manage plus not as heavy as Kodi.

http://www.htpcguides.com/install-plex-media-server-on-raspberry-pi-2/
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>>52331133
>>52330990
Fuckin clover
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>>52330990
Better pic.
Inb4 cable management
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I don't want anything fancy, just a reliable big array of about 24TB with plex in it. Should I go with freenas and RAIDz2? I'm about to try it on a separate computer to see how it works.
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I've gotten rid of my gaming pc for the time being and replaced it with a server running debian testing.

I have thrown things I had in hand in there, 4790 (non-k, I got it in an exchange lately), 28gb ram, two 3tb disks in raid1, one 2tb for movies and such, three ssd's for /root and virtual machines. I have two pci-e gpus in the machine, however I'm using the integrated for the host.

I have a few virtual machines running with kvm qemu, some with vga passthrough. I usually use Debian stable with minimal packages as a base distro, which I copy into use when I set up something for web dev or something. I have vms for webdev, torrents, general playing around and one windows 10 tech preview with a gpu passthrough, which I use only for gaming.

Yeah and one nuc-form factor machine for pfsense. Few raspberry pis, one pi 2, some old shit (ibm 3520? x7979, proliant g360 g4 iirc)
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>>52325805
HP ProLiant MIcroserver G8
Xeon 1240 (V1)
16GB RAM
250GB SSD (OS + tools)
4x 2TB HDD (Internal, presented via storage spaces. RAID 10 for SQL, Hyper-V, RAID 5 for Profiles, RAID 0 for Transfer)
(4x 4TB HDD (External, RAID 5 - Plex storage)

Runs 2 VM's (Server 2012 R2 core DC's), VAMT (think retail version of KMS), Team Foundation server, and WSUS.

Not pictured
Dell Precision T7500
Single Xeon 5660
24GB RAM
4x 250GB WD Blue in RAID 10 (never bothered to change drives from previous task)
AMD Firepro V5900 (same reason)
Combo HD-DVD / BDROM / DVD drive
Runs Server 2012 R2 + Plex
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>>52332806
that mobo temp
fucking nice server tho
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>>52325805
I recently got a synology ds415+ with 3x4tb wd red plus a new switch (zyxcel gs1900 24e) for link aggregation. I installed plex on it and this nas pretty much fits all my needs.
I got my esx hosts running on my local ssd´s (2 esx in a cluster + netapp ontab simulator) on my workstation, so I dont need a big dedicated homeserver anyways - if I run vm´s its just for testeing new updates or stuff like that or doin a virtual update scenario or so
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>>52332806
>Windoze Server
>HP and other prosumer shit tier hardware
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>>52325805
What model is that 8tb nas?
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>>52334186
mah workstation btw
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>>52334356
remount that fucking CPU cooler. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
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>>52334406
the next one will be even again - I dont really care that much
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top to bottom
dir-655 and wrt54g for wireless, both equally shitty
pfsense running off gigabyte j1900 board
patch panel I got for $20
24 port gigabit netgear smart switch I got for $25 because it had 'loud fans' which I regreased
shelf with 'homebrew kvm solution', and spare parts
DL380 G5, currently out of commission until I can get more hdd's for it
cyberpower rackmount power distributor
some $5 cable 'organizer'
whole thing draws 100w without the g5

I'd like to get a UPS, but I'd either get one that can give everything but the g5 30 minutes, or a phat 4u one that could drive the whole tower for a few hours
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>>52334243
1 - Fuck you.
2 - Fuck you.
3 - Windows. Yes, because I work for a living.
4 - There's nothing 'prosumer' about the ProLiant, but challenge accepted. This is an old version of my test environment.

Top to bottom:
Cisco MDS9134 fiber switch
Raritan KX2 232 KVM over IP
Cisco 2960s-10G
PE 2950 (2x 5440, 32GB RAM, 5x 146GB)
PE R900 (4x 7450, 256GB RAM, 5x 146GB)
PE R900 (4x 7450, 256GB RAM, 5x 146GB)
PE 2950 (2x 5440, 32GB RAM, 5x 146GB)
PE 2950 (2x 5440, 32GB RAM, 5x 146GB)
EMC AX4-DAE (12x 600GB 15K SAS)
EMC AX4-DAE (12x 600GB 15K SAS)
EMC AX4-5f (12x 600GB 15K SAS)
EMC BBU
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rhmmmtsktsktsktsk
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>>52334243
And the cabling...
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also mah rack
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>>52334625
>RAM as large as my HDD
>all that shit
>tfw raspberry pi server
Guess that's how people with micro penis feel
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first server I created, used it to host a small site which is now offline, ah the memories
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>>52335003
Ya know, I may only be 4", but most women complain about anything wider than that...

Also, I do stack automation, but please, continue to tell yourself that your rPI is superior to every other device.
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>>52325805
>Comic Sans in terminal
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>>52335099
not even that guy but you know he did that for this exact response
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>>52335004
this is my current setup though 1/7
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>>52335176
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>>52335197
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>>52335215
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>>52335176
>not having your UPS on the top of the rack
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>>52335230

>>52335248
why?
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>>52335301
actually there's 8 pics, forgot this one
6/8
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>>52335358
8/8
from humble beginnings to my own NOC I run from the command center of a basement
sometimes I wish I specialized in robotics and AI instead, seems more fun, grass is greener I suppose haha
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>>52335045
I was implying that the one with the metaphorical minipeen was me, nigger. Raspberry is a toy
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>>52332806
>he actually bought the HP meme switches
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>>52335230
>>52335197
>>52335176
whats up with all this 90s looking stuff?
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>>52335601
It's all recycled parts from the tip and/or closing schools
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>>52335713
>>52335230
>Turbo button
HAHAHA oh lawd, i think at this point in time a 50$ refurb would smoke that thing.

what do you use that one for?
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>>52335794
currently it's just for text file hosting
no executables, just a hdd for text files
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>>52335848
those files, fyi, is just a flat-database for porn stored elsewhere
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