Home server thread, post your setups.
Got drives in my 1950 now. It's my 2nd hyper-v host.
15TB total storage, the SAN is in RAID 10
Yeah, it's like 100 extra. Half that stack is used for homelab, so it's not on 24/7.
The r900 sucks the most power, and I don't use it very often.
r900 is 4x xeon 2.5ghz and 128gb of ram
> tfw poor
> living in a country when technology is over priced
here's my "home server"
After I sell my other servers I got from Dell outlet this one will be free:
Processor: Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 Processor (1.6GHz,15M Cache,6.40GT/s QPI,No Turbo,No HT,6C/6T (85W) Max Mem 1600MHz)
16 gb ddr4 ECC ram
256 gb SSD
I know the CPU is literally as basic as it gets for the R7910 and I may upgrade it later but for now, what are some good ideas for this? I may just sell it entirely or use one of the dual CPU (same cpu) configs I have instead.
here's a picture I took for /guts/ the last time I had to open the case to work on it. It's just an old Q6700 that seeds some torrents, makes my backups, and sometimes runs a game server for my friends. Not pictured: ordinary consumer gigabit switch, ITX machine running pfSense.
>tfw you'll never have a server rack made of bamboo
Debian testing. I had it running stable, but I needed a newer version of a few things, and that was easier than fucking around with backports or grabbing individual packages from testing repos
>Yeah, it's like 100 extra. Half that stack is used for homelab, so it's not on 24/7.
>The r900 sucks the most power, and I don't use it very often.
>r900 is 4x xeon 2.5ghz and 128gb of ram
Are you curing cancer with folding@home?
I want to build a home server for Email server, Web server, possibly a game server if I ever play one which requires a game server, backups, and seedbox. Is this possible to make without boosting the power bill up an insane amount?
none of those things except (possibly) the game server requires a whole lot of CPU grunt to do, unless you want to, say, serve 1,000 simultaneous users on your site, with TLS. I doubt you are though.
you could probably put it on a celeron or an i3 or something and it'd spend most of its time sitting there at a dozy 800 MHz or so, and probably use something under ten bucks a month in power.
I currently have an old ricer case (One of those with the ridiculous sized fans on the side) running 12Tb on a FlexRAID setup. Works well enough for the times I fire it up. I would prefer a low power NUC connected to a USB3 rack or some such though. Not sure if I could make much savings either way to be honest.
Firebox x1250e running pfsense
Dell C1100, dual E5540, 48gb ddr3, 2x500gb ssd RAID1 for OS and some VMs
Storage, some faggot rackables unit where half the lights dont work. 11x2tb for media and VMs, 3x750gb for VM daily backups
Running OpenMediaVault. Serves up Sabnzbd, Sonarr, and CouchPotato. 5 4tb drives are getting ordered pretty soon and I'm migrating to a ZFS pool.
What are some of the more intensive and or unconventional things you guys do with your servers?
Currently just have a synology, since it was an easy setup, and its updated often.
Was considering getting something more powerful if I ever want to do more transcoding or something, maybe have it handle home surveillance since my synology is a lowly ds213.
It's a big ass mess right now because I'm in the middle of a project that I haven't had much time to work on, but it is what it is
i have that same serial to ethernet cable :3
used it to program a bunch of aerohive ap-121's i got off ebay for $15 a pop. amazing little APs for the money. Gotta config by console if you don't have their bullshit license, which is just fine for /g/
Contra Booting, or... something.
Internal - 4x 2TB SATA presented as JBOD
External 4x 4TB SATA presented as RAID 5
JBOD is handled by Storage Spaces, and redundancy is set at the virtual disk level.
Replacement is spec'd and ordered. Not worried about sloth their performance on the spindles, they will be tiered with the SSD's and nothing is going to be heavy load anyway.
i can get x7dcl mobo with e5410 and 8 gb of ram.
considering my homeserver is running on c2d e7200 with 2gb of ram now that seems to be valid upgrade.
what would be good used case for this stuff? something with eaay access to drives and dust filter/easy way to nigrig my own ones preferably.
what are my options for 771 cpu cooler that doesnt sound like a jet engine?
reposting for the 9483092870432 time.
>1TB+500GB+16GB SSD drives
>Dual core AMD G-t56n CPU after undervolting
>8GB DDR3 RAM
>WiFi module acting as tor AP
>completely noiseless, fan is disabled ATM
>15W of power consumption with two VMs at 50% load$ sensors; uptime; free -h; grep "model name" /proc/cpuinfo
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +67.6°C (high = +70.0°C)
(crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +97.0°C)
22:01:18 up 33 days, 1:08, 1 user, load average: 0.34, 0.32, 0.46
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 7.8G 7.6G 158M 36M 109M 1.9G
-/+ buffers/cache: 5.6G 2.2G
Swap: 7.4G 59M 7.4G
model name : AMD G-T56N Processor
model name : AMD G-T56N Processor
Migrating data around, waiting on this WD green drive sucks.
PowerEdge Servers are my Fetish.
My setup, a lot's in progress. A PE 1950 arriving on Tuesday of next week.
Here's some for you...
Cisco MDS9134 (4gb FCAL switch)
Cisco Catalyst 2960s-10g 48p gig-e switch
Rariitan KX2 232 KVM
PE 2950 (2x Xeon 5440 / 32GB RAM / 8x 146GB 10K SAS)
PE R900 (4x Xeon 7460 / 256GB RAM / 8x 146GB 10K SAS)
PE R900 (4x Xeon 7460 / 256GB RAM / 8x 146GB 10K SAS)
PE 2950 (2x Xeon 5440 / 32GB RAM / 8x 146GB 10K SAS)
PE 2950 (2x Xeon 5440 / 32GB RAM / 8x 146GB 10K SAS)
EMC AX4_DAE (12x 600GB 15K SAS)
EMC AX4_DAE (12x 600GB 15K SAS)
EMC AX4-5f (12x 600GB 15K SAS)
Intel i3 6100
Crucial 8GB DDR4 EUDIMM
Intel 335 Series 240GB
~30TB in Seagate Archive & Barracuda
Seasonic XP-760 Platinum
IBM M1015 in LSI9211-8i IT mode
Winblows 10 Pro
Anon I am in love. Although why no GIII 2950's with 64GB RAM?
Also mad love for those older PE's down there.
Don't listen to him. Just install WAMP/LAMP and shove your website html in the "www" folder. Set your router to do port forwarding through 192.168.1.1 to your internal IP, get a domain and set it to connect to your external IP (see: http://myexternalip.com/). Set your drives in RAID if you need to get more drives for space (ideally raid 0 if you don't care if one of them fails in the future). Literally that easy.
some ISPs close ports to stop you from running web or (especially) email servers, both because malware likes to send spam and because of Judaism. A lot leave at least some open though. It's almost always technically against the ToS to run a server on a residential connection, but generally they can't be bothered with finding you and telling you to knock it off unless they get reports of spam.
Hey /hst/ I was looking for a small passively cooled x86 board with video output, 1-2 usb port, ethernet and 1-2 sata ports. I cant find anything thats not overkill for what I need and doesnt cost 200€+ or uses 30w of power. It will most of the time sit there and host game servers and whatnot, nothing cpu/ram intensive
How do I find what I need
HP genserver 8, it's basically a plex machine, sonarr + transmission, and running nginx for random stuff. Oh well, I also use it for time machine with my macbook.
>pleb with prosumer nas and nvme hits the 10gbe limit
The fuck are you babbling on about
>4 bay SAS enclosure
I'm using esata at the moment and its a piece of shit. Any recommendable low profile sas controllers?
Don't need raid because storage spaces.
>Reconsidering retrying setting up a VPN
Should I go the openVPN route after all? I wanted to avoid using another application for a task built into most OSes already.
Other ideas were to go IKE, L2TP or PPTP
>tfw on a home server forum where people regularly bitch and moan about how and why their raid10 failed and how muh mirrors are supposed to be backups
People clearly don't care about their data senpai
>asus nettop with usb 3.0 ports
>500GB external drive
i use it for my downloads
no dvr device
90% of my usenet activity is tv shows.
other 10% is movies.
>nzbget with rss
>nzbs.org rss feeds and button to push nzbs straight to nzbget
>nzbget addon configured to send me a text message when my download is done
that atom processor sucks though.
i wanted to get a real OS for it but i seriously hate configuring linux just to do things that MS does straight out of the box.
I know all about PPTP's flaws, but it's the only solution that works so far, and was relatively easy to set up.
IKE and L2TP never worked after going through various guides to set them up. I never knew why even while I was looking through the logs.
OpenVPN is pretty much the last resort here.
does this recognize 4TB hard drives ? by recognizing it, i mean, does it SUPPORT 4TB because most of these fucking shitty enclosures pretend 2TB is missing because they don't support it
OpenVPN is by far the best option.
I think most of the time they actually care about their that, it's just that generally speaking people are retarded and incapable of making the right decision (e.g. hiring someone who actually knows what he is doing).
Using an 8 drive RAID5 for intense workload is pants on head retarded, shitty performance and shitty reliability.
Give a look at this review: http://www.servethehome.com/icy-dock-mb973sp-2b-review-35-525-trayless-hot-swap-usb-30/
They seem to use 3 TB HDD, I can't find any info on higher capacity HDD.
>cpus under 2 gigahertz
Not a single Xeon in any of my server is below 2.5ghz, try getting an actual workload faggot.
The 6-core Opteron's I had running at 1.8ghz took over an hour longer.
+ Processor ----------- Intel Xeon 2x2.80 GHz (Dual HT Processors)
+ Mother Board ------- Intel Original
+ Cache Memory ----- 2 MB Cache
+ Bus Speed ---------- 800 MHz Front Side Bus
+ Memory ------------- 8 GB DDR-1 ECC RAM
+ Network Card ------- Dual Giga Bit 10/100/1000 with ASF Support
+ Expansion Slots ---- 128 bit PCI Slots
+ Hard Disk ------------ 2x73 GB - SCSI - 10,000 RPM
+ RAID Controller ----- RAID Onboard
+ Optical Drive -------- DVD & 1.44 MB Diskette Drive
+ Form Factor --------- Tower Casing
+ Power Supply ------- Heavy Duty Dual Power Supply
+ Fan ------------------- Dual Fan
Ah, good it has the Dual 930W power supplies. I mean theoretically, you could use that box for an over the top pfSense router/firewall/web cache.
The last time I played around with a 2800 it had full blown Microsoft Exchange server on it.
Personally I like the 2800, it's a good system to keep around, even if it is aging. Runs quieter than the 2900 with similar specs.
What do you wanna do?
I was looking at arch linux ricing in /g and desktops showcase thread. Really loved the setup.. Was thinking of doing it, But kinda noob in setting up arch linux. So was thinking of something along the lines.
Yeah I've seen plenty of md1000 at similar prices as the MSA series. There shouldn't be many problems in terms of compatibility right? I have a hp microserver and will probably end up with a HP SAS controller if I were to hookup a md1000
>FTP/Apache/SSH server if you are the only user
>if you are the only user
He wasn't assuming shit about your faggot ass server you dumb nigger. Not everyone needs a 16 core xeon at 6niggahertz. That's all he said.
im not walking down to the basement to take a pic, but here are the specs from Esxi. i also have a 6tb acer easystore h340 running windows 2012 r2 storage server. thats on the domain being managed by the virtual windows server here
Don't. You'll be stuck to 32 bit VM's.
Actually, to clarify, if you want to learn VMWare, it should still give you something to work with and learn. So for a teaching tool, that should be fine. Boot off the ESXi CD, and install to a 4GB flash drive.
I mean to be quite honest, I've never come across any enterprise hardware (NAS, DAS, SAN, etc) that supported powering down individual disks after they've been spun up. Most of those arrays have raid, and enterprise disks.
For what you're asking for, theoretically couldn't you just mod a 5.25" drive enclosure and throw a switch on the front of it connected to the 5V rail?
Please define "in my drive bay" as well, not really sure what you mean.
more to come. and maybe some of the tech junk in my creepy basement if anyones interested.
looks like dell has a prebuilt esxi image for your machine. thats what i used and it saved me a bunch of time because the nics on mine arent offically supported by vmware.
close up. the info ticker says "eat pizza fuck bitches" but you cant see it in this pic
She looks cold down there all by her lonesome. :(
I see you have the 2.5" Chassis, nice.
What's with the orange warning light on? do you only have one PSU plugged in? Or is the thermal sensor tripping?
and this is my happy little nas box thing. it was going to be thrown out from my previous job bvecause it came with windows home server and caused a bunch of issues due to WHS 'foh-raid' garbage. this has been a trooper since 09'
she is defiantly cold, but the nas buddy is on her back so she's not lonely.
the light is because i put a new HD in there but i havent configured it in the raid card because i want add more HDDs to it first. it only has a drive in 0 right now and this old raid card wont let you add more disks once you have configured a virtual disk. i want to fill them up and run a backup server VM. OS to be determined.
pic is the cat 6 running up to the 'underhouse'
it is, i think its 3x 2tb + 500gb OS drive. its on storage server 2012 r2 now. it is very much happier. 2012r2 even runs faster and is smaller than WHS>
here is junk that has helped me compute.
Yeah, the PERC6/i that came in those systems were not the best for that sort of thing, I've always had to reinstall an OS going up from the first drive to more than one.
Anon you need to bring her some comfy fiber optic friends to play with, that NAS has to get bored not being maxed out on bandwidth every day. (assuming that you don't somehow)
this was plugged into my old server. but this one doesnt have PS2 so i had to retire it.
>Dat Win95 box
>Glorious PS/2 IBM keyboard
the nas is pretty much just torrent storage for my Kodi boxes upstairs. i think thers a computer in the house backing up to it. mine backs up to a vm in the r900. but we're on ATT DSL here, if i had more bandwidth i would turn it into a seedbox and just put all the storage in the r900.
yes it is, and its sitting on the fucking floor i know :p. ive been meaning to build a rack, but i dont have $$ right now.
pic is my TNG cutout from the old video rental store. keeps my servers company.
I tried it before but it took over a day to backup stuff, wasn't really practical.
Much faster just plugging in a USB disk then doing an image of said disk every few weeks directly onto the storage server.
im going to install that somewhere, someday. and have a legit running version of 95.
i sure i have one somewhere, but i really dont care that much. i never go down there and fuck with it. i do everything through vSphere.
after you get past the initial backup, it does incremental doesnt it? we do TM over the network for one of my companies clients and they never reported a problem.
heres an old mac keyboard for you all.
here is my mame box project for reasons. ill be back in a bit guys, if you want more basement picks of my junk let me know.
gotcha that makes sense. i would do everything USB/firewire too.
you need to click change OS. you got other options on there too that might be more fun.
acer easystore h340
heres my broken t420. evidently they cannot withstand a drunken dropkick.
his system only supports up to 4.1. i wouldnt use that one, it might not have the right drivers packaged in it.
thats about as much as a regular router.
install sql...then database? you need to figure out specifically what you want it to do.
Home server/couch gaymen pc/fuckaround box.
Been running it in some form since Squeeze was in testing...System: Host: atlas Kernel: 4.3.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 2 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: CG8565 v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 3508 date: 10/29/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 1749 MHz 2: 1789 MHz 3: 1787 MHz 4: 1798 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA Device 1401
Display Server: X.org 1.16.4 driver: nvidia tty size: 136x37 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.3.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
Card-2 Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network: Card: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 10:bf:48:4c:71:8f
Drives: HDD Total Size: 7401.5GB (40.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3640323AS size: 640.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD20EARX size: 2000.4GB ID-3: /dev/sde model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 120.0GB
ID-4: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD40EFRX size: 4000.8GB ID-5: /dev/sdc model: ST3640323AS size: 640.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 21G (56%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde1
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 53C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 246 Uptime: 4 days Memory: 4269.0/16019.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5
Was thinking about the low-end nVidia GPU with an AMD APU. It's both HTPC and server, that's why I'm using Windows.
I'll be getting a new case for it soon, where I can fit all the drives much better. Fractal Define Mini or something like that.
>I've never come across any enterprise hardware (NAS, DAS, SAN, etc) that supported powering down individual disks after they've been spun up.
Niggah you're describing hot swapping.
I have this old Dell that I got from work that I was wanting to turn into a server. I want it to only be local, no connection to the external internet. Could I get a brief outline on how to do this? I can fill in the gaps.
I was considering Linux at the start but I was a little nervous as I have only used it a handful of times but now I'm considering it. Pic was from a few days ago
Define R4, black
LSI 9260-4I / Sas expander / BBU - 20 port total
Intel G860 3GHz Dual core
8GB Kingston DDR3 1600MHz CL9
CM Hyper Evo
WD Blue 500GB Boot drive
WD Red 3TB x5 raid 5
Hey, that's like mine >>52550503
Just grab a Debian netinst or the latest Ubuntu Server LTS and start playing around.
Most production stuff I bump into generally has some variety of Ubuntu Server on it.
Are there storage server racks that are very short?
Like pic related but without the room for motherboard etc. All I basically want is a compactish 12-16x3.5 drive bays with SAS connection.
I was actually thinking about Ubuntu as that's what I had been playing with also Mint but Ubuntu had better support for my hardware etc. I've got an old shit system I could run it on to get use to it outside of a vm
If you buy an actual bay like a iStar, Cineraid, StarTech, Vantec they should have their own power and you can just get a long SAS cable or splitter
Well if they are in raid or jbod a switch can do that but it won't be that safe
My first thought was "how did he get that keyboard to stand sideways and why did he do that?"
i got like 7 hard drives but one got "2 uncorrectable sector counts".
pending sector count and reallocation sector count is at 0.
should i destroy the drive or is it usable ? how "dangerous" is it to have 2 uncorrectable sector counts
You could get a SAN setup like a PowerVault or something. Does pretty much exactly what you want, but you would use iSCSI.
I picked one up with 15 1TB for like $200, but never bothered to get the thing working. Just ripped it for the drives and scrapped the vault.
Couldn't be bothered to go down and take a picture of it. HP DL580 G5 with 16 150GB 10k SAS drives in two groups of RAID 6.
I have another 580 with slightly less RAM, and a DL380 G5 with 32GB of RAM. Struggling to find a good use for them with the shitty internet I have (15/1). Not enough space to use them as backup servers effectively.
ftp/http/php/smtp/imap/network file sharing
server at work i just started working
love at first sight
My home server, FTP, torrents, Fileserver and just stream from a lappy running kodi hooked up to tv
5 x 2tb drives zfs zraid1
$700 USD homeserver build:
16GB ECC RAM
256GB 850 EVO + 3TB WD Green (hoping to swap this out soon)
Running as an ESXi host.
pretty good, I even managed to fit a Hyper 212X in it although the fan might mess with the SATA cables coming out of your HDDs
cable management might be a pain though, and it's not too cheap either, but otherwise it's great
I'd use SAS if I were to fill it with that many drives. Drives the price up a bit more though obviously.
I was once planning on using one of those asrock c2550 motherboards and see just how many drives I can fit into the thing.
Since I upload 3TB/mo, my desktop serves up more than most servers.
$495. $525 including monitor.
I only actually have two drives right now, but I'm planning to add more soon to replace my current NAS.
My mobo has 6 SATA ports (from the C226 chipset), just enough for the 6 HDD slots in my case, so is there anything I'd gain from using SAS instead?
Is that not the node 804?
SAS Allows 4 SATA cables to run into one SAS connector. I imagine it makes cable management easier but it's quite costly just for easier management. It pays off however when you use lots and lots of drives.
I'm about to go with the same route except it has loads of storage. I'm thinking of going with an SSD for the boot drive instead of the USB flash drive, but I'd be sacrificing one of the SATA ports. Running Debian would be cool, I'd like to try ZFS on Linux.
You didn't know this? Also if you're importing then you'll have to pay taxes anyway. You might get away with it but there's always a chance and when you're talking 4+ drives it adds up.
I have the NAS OP posted. 12 4TB WD Reds populate it. 40 TB of Media shared out to friends via FTP. Its basically my Feral Seedbox repository. Runs locally as my Kodi server also.It also houses all my video feeds from my home security system. Yeah, it was kind of pricey, but never had a single issue since day one.
>this entire thread
>no LTO streamers
Literally kill yourselves
I've just gotten a basic server that I want to run a few VMs on.
I'm currently using VirtualBox on a desktop, and I want to migrate these over. Worst case, I can re-set them up, as the data isn't important on them (or is already backed up).
What VM host will be simple to configure, easy to maintain, and quick to set up?
Big emphasis on being long-term stable.
the top card is a four-port SATA card (two of them aren't used atm). It's some Syba thing that was on special at Newegg. It has no RAID functions, I do that in software.
the middle card is a USB 3.0 card, since that old board doesn't support it. It has a Molex cord running to it since USB 3 can supply more power than an x1 slot can.
the bottom card is a GT 720. The duties of this machine also include playing Chinese cartoons and displaying a web browser while I'm gaming or something on my main machine, so it has monitors hooked up to it
The only real issue with that is if you're doing it over WAN. AFP isn't encrypted, so unless you're encrpyting your TM backups, all your shit is sent over the clear.
Other than that AC WiFi proves more than capable to back up gigabits of data fast. Even over WAN, with a decent internet speed backups aren't that bad.
I used to do it before I shut the server down because fuck backups.
They're pretty expensive for what they do. You can always just add more HDDs to your desktop, unless you have some need for distributed consumption or more computation.
>>52563836 here, Debian installer isn't picking up an Intel hardware raid, while the Ubuntu 14.04.3 server does.
What evil proprietary stuff do I have to install to make this work?
Yo senpai I'm new to this, other than if this is a rack worth getting. Is this really only meant for data centers?
And/or can I do this via a hyper-visor via virtualbox on my desktop?
They look to be in decent condition, and they even have doors on them. If they had walls, I'd say jump on it. $150 is a great deal for two racks
Although be prepared with a truck and a friend or two. Moving a rack is a bitch, especially full size 42U steel racks
Data Centres make money doing this, why not some small start up?
Well, it would depend on the market. If there's a market there, then you may have a small SMALL chance at getting a small business going. However, there's this magical thing called the internet that makes it easy to have services be run all over the country cheaply.
Location is a small factor in choosing a datacenter. It's nice to have one close to you, but it's not a huge deal if it's not, so long as they have good internet.
Before you make a huge investment, start small. Get a small server going and see if you can rent out a few VM's. Colocation is a whole other ball game that requires professional installations and serious security. VPS's don't require as much if you can guarantee uptime.
Do you honestly think you will be able to compete with the prices of a DC where you can remotely spin up a machine for pennies?
Do you think that the people that want to be near their infrastructure are going to pay you to put it in your basement as opposed to putting it in an actual secure facility that cost millions to build?
Do you honestly believe you will be able to afford the actual infrastructure needed to have a functioning facility, all while trying to compete with DC costs?
you're wasting your time.