Lets have another home server thread!
Here's my setup. I finally got up to date and better quality pictures. Found my old 12MP point and shoot camera.
Info/specs in picture. The DL360G5 isn't used because it's a power monster and it sound like a jet. The file server is for storing my pictures, music, movies, TV shows, and computer backups.
Is it better to run PFSense, FreeNAS, and Windows+Kodi on separate VMs running on Windows Server or Linux? I was thinking of doing something similar on a lite quad-core CPU build.
So how should I run a router/firewall, file server/automated back-up, web cache, and VPN on the same machine while maintaining a DMZ between the router/firewall and the file server/automated back-up?
Can I pool together different sized disk under windows 10 like I can under windows 8.1?
I have a 6tb and 3tb that I want to combine to a 9tb volume but it only gives me the option to stripe or mirror, and striping only gives me 5.5tb.
Why the fuck not. Windows 8.1 lets you do it, and if you just hook up one drive you can at least still see the files that are on that disk instead of everything going full retard like with normal RAID.
Also it makes it easier backing up my 8tb raid10 volume.
FreeNAS has virturalbox by default, so running everything out of that is possible.
This guy is probably right honestly. I just like muh data integrity and take as few chances as possible with it.
I need a decent OS on my build.
The server will be used for mostly storing and streaming files such as movies, music, and software. The server will be connected to the family TV. HTTP and FTP will be needed, of course.
I thought of Linux, but Linux isn't friendly to regulars. Since family might use this server, Linux is not really an option.
Windows 8.x is shit.
Sorta want to install Windows 10 and not worry about upgrades for a few years, but Windows 10 has so many privacy/UI issues.
Windows Server 20xx seem like overkill for what I plan to use it for.
Has anyone tried Windows Home Server 2011? I want to try it, but I am not sure about the HTTP software they use. It seems like a main part of the OS, but I want to run my own HTTP.
Could just say fuck it all and install Windows 7 Ultimate.
Wish Windows 2000 was still a thing.
I've thought about it, but the server will be like a 2nd/emergency computer. Family can barely use facebook. So should something go wrong... Plus Linux is so time consuming.
any old case. unless you plan on putting some money into it and make it look professional.
Yeah? Well, it does exactly what I need it to do. And it has been 100% reliable for the better part of 4 years.
I don't see you custom making a server rack and spending money on hardware to fill it with. Fuck off if you don't like it.
How are you guys reaching your servers? Do you just use Windows workgroups and connect to them via explorer.exe?
Do you have them set up so that you can reach them anywhere in the world? Aren't you worried that chinese hackers will infiltrate your server that are facing the internet?
Can you full disk encrypt NAS/servers with things like BitLocker or TrueCrypt?
Sorry for noob, just curious
windows workgroup is pretty good to start with.
connecting with explorer.exe is fine.
if you setup your router and firewall correctly, then the only open connections will be the ones you designate.
stick with known secure software and you'll have no issues with the chinese.
i imagine so. maybe someone else (with a tin-foil fedora) will know more.
Never really liked it, if using a IDS is critical i would rather put it infront of the entire network and not on just the server.
I don't really see any other reason to put pfsense in a VM on the server unless you want to reroute all your traffic to the pfsense box and so forth.
Virtualizing infront of network would be cool but still i wouldn't do it
Doing some basic math based on how well your system performs under a simulated load and your available bandwidth might give you a good enough rough estimate. Mystery bottlenecks can easily screw up any guestimates though.
>How are you guys reaching your servers?
When I had Windows computers on the network I had a samba share on the file server. Now that I don't have any Windows computers I have an NFS share. I administer the server using either SSH or Cockpit.
>Do you have them set up so that you can reach them anywhere in the world?
No. It is local network only. I would probably never have an outward facing server. That's what a VPS is for. I may get a VPS someday in the future.
>Can you full disk encrypt NAS/servers with things like BitLocker or TrueCrypt?
My entire server is encrypted using LUKS. Same for my desktop and laptop.
>Sorry for noob, just curious
No worries. It's always good to learn new things.
Here's my server room when I first moved in four years ago. Since then I've added a LCD, TV tuners, and color laser printer. Same raid set, but upgraded motherboard and ram and added a external HDD for rsync backups. Ubuntu server with mythtv backend. Currently serves file shares, printer shares, dedicated ts3 server, streaming live TV, movies and music with full blown DVR with remote mobile management. Not much to look at but gets the job done.
Depends on your network speed, i honestly don't know i have a octa core avoton C2750 for my 1Gbit/sec connection works good for it.
But if you are unsure just ask on pfsense forums
But it already does. 8c difference on 3.3v and up to 12c on 5v
40c maximum isn't exactly "warm" PLA and ABS have only 20c difference in proper melting point anyway. Both plastics start to melt at around 180c for PLA and 200c for ABS optimum injection temp is 210c for PLA and 240c for ABS.
PLA will start to warp at a much lower temp. the inside of a car on a sunny day will ruin just about any PLA part and I've seen parts slowly warp over months just from being in sunlight a couple hours every day.
PLA rocks for prototyping but I'd choose ABS for anything that I want to last years. Not trying to argue, if it works for the application that's great. Something that hefty isn't going to be particularly prone to warping anyway.
ABS is a pain in the arse to print and if done properly has minor advantages anyway. PLA is just overall a good choice and easy to print with. I use it for 2 years now and nothing warped at all even when exposed to slight heat and moisture. Both plastics have very similar results by my experience. With PLA my printer has no heated bed and only consumes 60 watts.
If I want something to last and be durable I would print with nylon anyway. ABS has no advantages for my projects.
how far should the cable jacket go into the keystone jack? this should be fine right?