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post your server setup
home server
production server
anything network related
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>>52593076
I hope you die a painfull death.
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>>52593091
that's what i always wanted
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>HP Microserver Gen8
>Xeon E3-1240v2
>16gb ECC Ram
>4x4TB WD Red
>3x3TB Toshibas

Currently deduplicating 8TB of data. Wish I tried this earlier, everything should be deduplicated.
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Come on you faggots
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Corteous bump, don't let this thread die, you cunts.
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>>52593076
>Xeon E3-1245v3
>16 GB ECC RAM
>44T storage, 37T used
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(first post) building a rackmount nas currently, got an i5 3470 , Asus mobo, 8gb crucial, noctua cooler, logic rackmountcase 6x 3tb wd red got the CPU and RAM free from work also got a HP G5p server xeon3320, gigabit 8 port switch and dell 24poort managed switch
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>>52594449
All in one chassis or is there a jbod attached?
Is that 44tb including backups? How and where do you backup to?
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>>52594324
It'll die because it's not a smartphone shill, desktop, bst or "x will never look this good" shitpost thread.
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>>52594817
/hey/ threads usually do really well. OP picture doesn't exactly help though.
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>>52593076
Bumping this with a question.
How do I into practical networking? Do I build a lot of virtual machines or is there some software that simulates networks and machines in a lighter way?
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>>52594897
>/hey/
*/hst/
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>>52594759
it's a single case with 24 bays. not all of those are in use, yet.
running a raid 6. no backups, because i can't afford buying another, separate system with that much storage.
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I've been given an old 6850 from maybe 2006, it has 2 cpu out of 4. What could I use this for? It only has 4gb of RAM. I was thinking an overkill NAS so any low ram NAS OS recommendations would be great.
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>>52593076
this is tech gore
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>>52593076
>anything network related
Just got Squid3 working on a EdgeRouter X. Currently working on getting GNS3 to open vpcs CLI on a different box via X forwarding over SSH. IOS instances open just fine, and I can run vpcs from CLI outside of GNS3, but no luck trying to get them to work together.

>>52594958
vpcs (Virtual PC Simulator)
Also check out GNS3 if your looking into Cisco devices/certs.

>>52595253
>low ram NAS OS recommendations would be great
FreeNAS (I've used it with 1GB before)
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>>52595879
>vpcs (Virtual PC Simulator)
>Also check out GNS3 if your looking into Cisco devices/certs.
Thanks for helping a noob willing to learn. You are a true /g/entooman!
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>>52595162
I'm in the same boat. Want to build a 8+ bay DAS array but can't bring myself to not have a mirror so I will have to buy everything twice and calm my autism.
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>>52593076
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How do I into calculating HBA + expander bandwidth?

For example does a 6gbit/s 2 port SAS controller provide 2x6gbit/s bandwidth or is it 8x6gbit because 8 lanes for drives?
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>>52597611
8
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Wouldn't an intel nuc make a decent low power home server. The cpus in those consume like 15W at most and they are still powerful enough for lightweight servers.
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ssh + tunnels and x11
vnc over ssh
music over http
tor relay + dir mirror
backups and dev
email and dns

can i do anything else?
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>Some HP case with refurbished specs
>Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
>4 GB DDR2 RAM
> Some shitty 160GB HDD
>Anorther shitty 500GB HDD
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>>52597836
Yes, stream 4k porn
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>>52597870
between tor + music + torrents seeded i don't have that much uplink, or any 4k porn

currently setting up autossh to make everything better

ed25519 all around
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>>52595275
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>>52597836
>tor relay

litteraly why
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Is this a decent enough setup for streaming mongolian motion pictures and acting as a file server? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/YysyjX

Mainly asking about the mobo and cpu but any tips would be appreciated.
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>>52599769
Because, fuck you. That's why.
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All I use it for is to store memes and porn. Should probably set up smb properly but ftp works well enough for now
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>>52597611
Fucking hell. So running 2x8 3.5" through a single port via daisy chaining wouldn't even begin to saturate it?
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>>52600676
>ftp
>not sftp
>literally wanting chinks to steal your memes

What the fuck man
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>>52600746
Its only over local network.
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shitty refurbished PC

>pentium D 3 GHZ
>4 GB ram
>debian stable
>160 GB old HDD
owncloud and koha library software (for my personal library)

I want to install a new 1 TB drive later on
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Can I use Arch to run a server?

I can't do without pacman and the aur
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>>52600718
Was meant for
>>52597796
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>intel e5200
>4gb ddr2
>shitty 13 year old 40 gb ide
>shitty 160gb

torrents, smb, streaming, test box and whatnot.
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>>52601052
> Pentium D
> 3GHz

enjoy housefire
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>>52601562
it usually runs at 44ºC

It's 10ºC hotter than other CPUs but I don't think that's much of a problem, is it?
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>>52601562
I had one in a Dell optiplex SFF the output air temperature was over 60°C when it ran on 100% CPU-load

This means the actual cpu temperature was way higher, but the heatsink did it's job nicely
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>>52593076
Home server - production

4x 2tb internal (JBOD)
4x 4tb external (RAID5)

JBOD is configured via storage spaces
RAID 5 is presented via file share to media server (not shown)

Media:
Dell Precision T7500
2x Xeon 5660
48GB RAM
4x 250GB WD BLUE RAID 10 (because nothing is stored here and I have lots of spares)
AMD Firepro V5900
DVD / HDDVD / BDROM combo drive
Bonded gig-e to network
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Housefires are more than just a meme in these parts.
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>>52602248
>lämpömittari fahrenheitilla
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Move from FreeNAS was a success. Thank you Dreamspark. Only thing left to do is figure out home directories....
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>>52602528
Noob here, I though 12tb SSDs were available to companies only? Or is that a buisiness server?
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Sometimes I make an ad-hoc between my laptop and my desktop to transfer movies and shit. I like to keep my movie/tv show/porn/etc collection synced between both computers.

No need for a real server, although that would be pretty cool. Wouldn't mind having a dedicated seedbox set up.
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>>52602786
Storage spaces is the giveaway here. These aren't 12TB SSD's, but instead many drives presented as 12TB volumes via storage spaces.

It's possible they're all SSD's, but it could also be tiered with some SSD in front of spindles.
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>>52602786
>>52603031
Yeah, it's all storage spaces. Speccy can't see past them to the actual disks, which is somewhat annoying.

Also I don't actually have 36 TB of storage, closer to 14, just don't have my thin provisioning levels set at sane amounts.
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I have a 4 disk striped mirror in storage spaces with 2 volumes on it of equal size.

If I start filling up the second volume first will that still be written to the start of the disks or halfway through? I accidentally copied my media over before my data and the media partition happens to be much much faster and I think it's because it's at the beginning of the disks.
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>>52593076
Probably going to upgrade the NAS soon.
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RPi for streaming movies and random backup dumps.
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>>52603929
How do you stream from a RPi? It seems like it'd be extremely limited...
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>>52599770
Bumping, I have no idea what I'm doing
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>>52604122
Not really, can stream quite alot without any hiccups or anything. Still want a full PC for this stuff since large files are quite a struggle for the little thing.

sidenote, external HDD for storage and using SMB for streaming, also is NFS any better than SMB for streaming?
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>>52604170
For file hosting and streaming, more than enough. I prefer some redundancy in storage, but for just media it isn't strictly necessary.

Find a cheaper mobo if you can, I'm not seeing anything on that making it worth the price other than the size. Move to micro-atx if you have the space.
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>>52604122
I think you're confusing transcoding with streaming.
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>>52604170
Get a cheaper mobo.
G3258 is an odd choice, get the G3240, should be cheaper and perform similiar for a bit less.
Do you need a red hdd? Imo these are only useful if
Enterprise
There's money on it ( production )
You've got too much money
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mien craft
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What should I run on my thinkpad T60 for a file server?
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>>52604858
Possible.
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What is the correct way to stream videos/music from a home server?

>http
>ssh
>ftp
>other
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>>52593076
I refuse to believe that this is used for anything practical.
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>>52605208

Son, what you are seeing is Poland's govt entire network infrastructure.
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>>52599770
I stream my Vietnamese videos from a Raspberry Pi. That will do fine.

>>52600676
Buy a surge protector.

>>52601116
Yes, if you know what you are doing.

>>52605146
>video
Mount the drive. Play the movie.
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Rate my mini-itx workstation + file server.
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>>52605711
Seems pretty sweet, although that case isn't the prettiest out there

Would a Node 304 work? I know it will fit a longer graphics card with one of the drive bays removed, but is that PSU too long?
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>>52605779
>Would a Node 304 work

Depends on whether or not I could fit the 280X in it without removing the drive bay. For my use I need to fit 3 3.5" HDD in there along with the GPU. The CM130 can handle it, but as you say it's not the prettiest cabinet out there. I mainly got it because it was dirt cheap, and it really doesn't look so bad IRL. It's just a small black box really.
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>>52605855
The 304's got three bays for two drives each and only one of them interferes with the graphics card IIRC. But if you already got the Elite 130 then go with it. It's okay to build in and has pretty good drive support, I just didn't like the looks so I sold mine.
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>>52605926
Yeah I'm posting this from the actual machine.. Maybe I'll upgrade to the Node 304, I've already ruined the front of this one when I juryrigged an e-satap port in the front so I could hot swap 3.5" HDDs..
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>>52605926
Also, that's pretty neat. Mine is a rats nest inside, I've got absolutely disgusting cable management.
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>>52606028
I believe it pays to get the cables sorted. You get this nice air tunnel through the center of the case.
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>>52606028
I just did a build with the 130 and it seems pretty impossible to cable manage. Having a modular psu would probably give some advantages though.
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>>52606079
I can't imagine dealing with a non-modular PSU in there.. The horror.
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>tfw you have a shit ton of 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB DDR3 ECC RAM but it's registered (RDIMMS) and not unregistered, and none of your ECC capable mobos can figure out what the fuck to do with it.

just kill me.
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>>52606079
>>52606183
Didn't seem that difficult to me

Although I suppose having four drives would up the level a bit
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>>52606057
nice WD green, hope you're backing up your data m8

also the ITX form factor is shit for something you're going to have on 24/7
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>>52606206
Now, the really "fun" part to this is that the HP Microserver G8's will actually post with RDIMM's. Sort of. It will get like 70% or 90% and then stop.

But there is display on the screen, which is funny as hell.
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>>52602363
>implying I'm not just a burgerlard who uses bestonian and funlandic places for his hostnames
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>>52599770
More or less what I have. Overpowered for simply acting as a fileserver for one or two users. Some might say the motherboard is expensive, but it does have proper support for xeons, if you want to upgrade to those later. IPMI is helpful when you want to run it headless.

8GB is a lot unless you want to use ZFS or something like that. Don't know how much RAM filesystems like that needs.

Mine replaced my old Asus P5B + E7600. I didn't really gain anything from upgrading other than having a much smaller server that can still hold 5-7 drives.

Wanted to use mine as a minecraft server, but I haven't played that in a long time.
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>>52606300
I put it into a newer PowerEdge just for fun, same thing... really lame. Think they only work in UCS chasis :(
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>>52606274
- I do back up my shit
- I have several greens and none of them ever had problems
- That system was disassembled and mostly transplanted into this

And I don't think the form factor has anything to do with 24/7 ability.
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>>52606335
PE what? I have RDIMM's in my R610's...
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>>52606260
Yeah, and I also have an extra molex and sata cable that connect to a esatap pcb, as well as a physical fan controller for each case fan. The temps are great though so I'm not complaining.
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>>52600718
That would be 3gb/s for each drive which is more than enough for HDDs.
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>>52606331
>Don't know how much RAM filesystems like that needs.

ZFS loves RAM. 1GB/TB is the bare minimum, + 1GB per 50GB of l2arc + overhead, OS, arc
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>not having ecc, >not having 6 cores, etc
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>>52593076
>i3-2130
>16 gigs of ram
>some shitty mobo
>4x2tb wd greens (free)
>2xtb wd external drives (60 total)
>4tb HGST
the 6 2tb drives are in a raid 10 like array on freenas, and hgst is my backups for my laptop and one of my desktops
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>>52593076
The Windows machines aren't my doing..
ESXi host:
- firewall (Windows)
* DMZ:
- mail server (Windows)
- web server (Alpine)
* Internal:
- domain controller (Windows)
- seedbox (Debian)
FreeNAS 1 ~8TB
FreeNAS 2, daily incremental backups of FreeNAS 1
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>>52606425
>not pressing enter
>having a fan on the bottom
>having liquid cooling in a server
>having your rad on the bottom of your case
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Not to go too far off topic, here's my current server pictured five minutes ago

Intel server board, Xeon E3110, 4 gigs of ram, 2x 128G SSDs and 2x 2TB reds, both raid1

>>52606365
That sounds like a nice challenge. I'd love to build that and see what I can come up with.
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using as virtulization host. have plex/apache/minecraft/smb/active directory/no-ip/open-vpn all running in VMs
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>>52593076
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>>52606544
Newfag can't even post a not sideways picture
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>>52606425
bitch please
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>>52606588
>having all that
>calling it 'pve'
seems a bit boring desu senpai
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>>52606365
What kind of temps do you have using an air cooler on the cpu in there?
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>>52606588
its a semi professional box that I share with colleagues that happens to reside at my house due me having great bandwidth and a static ip
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>>52606737
was meant for >>52606697
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>>52606463
>having a fan on the bottom
>having your rad on the bottom of your case
No other reasonable place to put it. Doesn't fit on the back of the case due to the shape of the side panel.


>having liquid cooling in a server
I need it to be quiet despite being overclocked significantly.
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>>52608723
why the fuck are you overclocking a server
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>>52608811
Why would I not want FREE performance?
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server's are suppose to be power efficent.
overclocking tosses that out the window.

power use != free
decreased hardware life != free
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>>52608821
stability/reliability/efficiency are way more important than a small performance gain.
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>>52608898
>stability/reliability
It's a perfectly stable overclock.
Everything from the LGA1366 generation had clocks way under what they can run at.
>efficiency
I'd bet that the increase in performance I get outweighs the increase in total system power consumption, but even then it's a negligible amount of power.
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>>52608821
>performance
reliabilty is more important than performance in a server
what if the processor craps out during an important write? You'll lose data
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>>52608916
>perfectly stable overclock
anything over stock is going to be less stable than stock clocks, only a matter of degree. overclocking puts everything under greater load, and therefore shorter lifespan. talking super long term stability here, not what runs right now. plus water cooling is just another thing to fail, only further decreasing reliability.

>the increase in performance I get outweighs the increase in total system power consumption
highly doubt it, power consumption scales exponentially with frequency
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Old HP desktop.
Intel Core 2 Quad
8 GB RAM
1 TB HDD
Nothin' special.

Running FreeBSD 10.2 w/ ZFS
One jail for my private Minecraft server, another for learning programming and general dicking around.
Solarized PuTTY Tray.

I'm currently addicted to playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup on there. I'm awful at it. I play on cbro.
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>>52593076
raspberry pi model 2

media server (minidlna + samba)
mumble server
website (apache2 or the lightweight one, i cant remember)
dns / cache server (pi-hole)
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>>52593076
>AMD 5350
>128 GB SSD
>512 GB 7500rpm
>16 GB DDR 1600
>web,nosql,media server
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>>52602248
Nice
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I wish I had a G6 and 8 512gb SSD's
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>>52609072
>power consumption scales exponentially with frequency
But total system power consumption is what matters.
If the CPU goes from using 50w average to 75w average, but the whole system consumption only goes up from 100w to 125w, then that's only a 25% increase in total consumption for a 30% increase in performance.

>>52609072
By that logic, I should underclock because it's more stable.

Also I don't need it to last super long, at some point I'll do the exact same "buy xeon > put in mobo > use as server" thing that I'm doing with my current board.
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>>52593076
Here is my home server / CCNA training gear
Watcha think?
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>>52609731
Then get numbers from the wall and find out. Especially with a "significant" overclock like yours, it's not gonna be that gentle.

And no, I only said above stock, nothing about below. Below stock you also run into problems. Processors are designed and binned to work best at their stock frequencies. With a server, I trust those engineers to know better than I do when it comes to making something work reliably.

I don't play games with my data, and would play even fewer with something I'm guessing stores actual projects and not just troves of anime like mine.
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http://i.imgur.com/cjqCmt3.jpg
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>>52610053

Replaced all this 2003 garbage with my fancy ass new esxi 6 cluster.
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>>52610105
>The cloud
>Not controlling your own data
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>>52606727
>What kind of temps do you have using an air cooler on the cpu in there?

Stock cooler at inaudible low rpm: 45 c idle, 55c at full load with prime95.

I love the energy efficiency of this thing.
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Atom 330 + ION
2*2GB DDR3 1333
128GB SSD

Used to serve an imageboard, a forum, a wordpress, FTP server and occasional games like minecraft.

These days, mainly just a forum.

49W @ load.
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Thinking of buying a fractal design node 804, a powersupply and 2 drive cages and stuff as many drives as I can in there plus an SAS expander. I could power it on using a supermicro jbod board.

Thoughts?
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>>52613112
Why the fuck haven't I thought of this?!
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Xeon E3-1231v3 (with a Hyper 212X on it)
ASRock E3C226D2I
2x8GB ECC RAM
Fractal Node 304
250GB 850 EVO
3TB WD Green
16GB thumbdrive for booting

I'm running ESXi on it for shits and giggles, although I'd want more storage on it probably
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At the moment I'm using my old laptop, but it doesn't have USB 3.0 or space for hard drives, so I'm seriously lacking in drive space, and I know a guy who could probably use it as a laptop again.
i5-2430m
8GB DDR3
64 GB SSD + 750 GB 5400rpm 2.5"

So I'm looking to replace it with something like this:
Pentium G4400
8 or 16 GB of el cheapo DDR4 (I didn't know DDR4 was already below DDR3 in price)
~4TB of usable hard drive space needed + an old 128 GB SSD

>mfw we're going to order an R930 at work
>mfw it has more RAM than my homeserver has hard drive space
There is no face for this.
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>>52615543
please explain more ram than hdd?
more than 64GB of ram?
or more than 750GB of ram?
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>>52615985
1536 GB of RAM (48*32GB I think) to be precise, so more than both.

The financial year is closing pretty soon at our company, and my boss has some budget to burn on cool stuff.
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I'm thinking of buying one, but I don't have many needs right now. I'd use it as an overpowered NAS, really. Maybe setup my own mail server, owncloud, plex, third backup, maybe let it handle some video encoding when I'm gaymen. Anyone running ZFS on Linux? I just killed my windows drive and installed Debian.

I really need some extra storage. >>52615449 looks like a great build except I'll be going with 6 4TB reds.
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>>52616369
You might want to check out some of the avoton of newer Xeon D mobos
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>>52616474
I'll be on the lookout. I was going to go Skylake, but the mobos weren't there yet.
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How about virtualizaition, do any of you run several VMs?
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>>52615449
How high is that case on the inside bottom to top?
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Still using my HP Microserver N40l. Was thinking of upgrading it but can't seem to source a suitable Gen8 with beefier CPU (since I am looking to update to encrypted storage). Competing prebuilts have a good cpu but comparatively shitty drive bays or are crazy tall, and i'm looking to stuff everything in a relatively small cabinet with low shelves

Checked out building my own but there's so much to factor in I really just want something that works out of the box that I can send back and scream if something blows up.
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>>52616653
I got my gen8 for £170 new and just bought 2x8gb ram sticks a d managed to find a xeon E3 1240v2 on eBay for £90 which is a fucking beast compared to the celeron.
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>>52604291
>>52604940
>>52605362
>>52606331
Thank You.

That PCPartPicker link wasn't complete. I was planning on getting 4 Reds and maybe doing a RaidZ setup, I only really wanted to know about the mobo and cpu.
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>>52593076
>i7 4790k
>32Gb DDR3
>SSD128 for boot & webserver
>5TB of WD HDD
>46W
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>>52593076
is that some kind of taliban cave server? or an ied?
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>>52618366
Just so you know: reds are overpriced low performers except for the red pro, which cost even more.

I have 4 WD red 4tb drives for £125 each like 9 months ago. Recently bought two Toshiba 3tb 7200rpm drives for £65 each and they fucking fly compared to the reds and don't run much hotter.

Don't get me wrong reds are great and all but I think they're a bit of a meme. I'm torturing my Toshibas for a while longer and if they hold up I'm going to get a whole bunch of these. Half price compared to reds, much faster and only 1tb less.
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>>52611301

It's still on-prem administered by me? My two new server blades just replaces the tons of garbage that used to be on 20ish physical boxes from 2003.
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>>52616510

I administer about 600 VMs at work. What do you want to know?
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>>52618491
Cool, thanks for the info.

Last question for anyone that can answer, should I just use the cheapest tb drive I can find for making backups, since they will only be recieveing power for a short peiod of time?
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>>52618840
did you double click to install them?
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>>52618840
What kind of horsepower re you using to run that much equipment? Which is the host OS? What do you do at work? Have you installed gentoo in any of them?
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Hello /g/!
I have some questions about servers

What are the benefits of having a homeserver?

What can they be used for?

Should i consider even having one?
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>>52618877
All my VMs are based off of one of two templates depending on what they're going to be used for.

I've got some powershell scripts made to 90% automate the creation and provisioning process. I occasionally will create the VMs by myself but I usually delegate it to a server tech.

>>52618892
The load is actually fairly low. I haven't checked that recently but it's along the lines of 25 dell R520's. The requirements used to be a fair bit higher before I offloaded all my email to office 365. Being an academic institution I get insane discounts for hardware purchases and licensing. For example office 365 is literally free for me. All together I have about 60k users. The vast majority of those are students who are around for 1-4 years. They've got a shitload of resources available to them provided by us but maybe .5% of all students ever use them. AKA VDI, office 365 accounts, etc.

Offically my title is Manager – Technical Services but I'm more second in command.
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>>52618892
Again, being an academic institution Microsoft loves to suck our dick so everything newly made is 2012 r2 but there is maybe 50 VMs that are "legacy" and are running 2008. Maybe 10 are running Debian 7 for some really niche stuff.

The hypervisor is ESXi 5.5 but I plan to up that to 6.0 soon. Fuck hyperv
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>>52619000
>>52619061
That's nice. Do you like the job?
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It's stupidly overpowered for a NAS so I'm thinking of getting Debian instead of freeNAS. Thing is that the latter looks so easy for setting up a RAIDz2. I have little experience with Debian, but I'd like to try doing some ZFSoL. Also, any suggestion with the parts? I think everything is ok, but I might change the case to an Arc Mini or that cubed Node 804. Anything I should know about using the SAS ports for connecting some drives? I'll be probably getting this after upgrading the desktop with all the nice things coming out this year.
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>>52619441

>not having redundant power supplies
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>>52619512
not having redundat psu + ups + solar panels plus water power plus wind turbune plus geo thermal power
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>>52619784
>not having redundant nuclear reactors
Get away from me you filthy casual.
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>>52619821
not having solar panels in earth orbit to maximize power
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>>52619441
>650W
why
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>>52620017
>not having a Dyson Sphere
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>>52619441
I like the components. That would make a nice server.

I agree about the OS. I ran FreeNAS for awhile on my home server and hated it. Fucking terrible. I then tried Debian for awhile. It was OK, but I just don't like Debian in general. Now I am running Fedora Server and love it.

As for the case, if you don't have a rack, get whatever you like the look of that has good airflow. Most Fractal cases are really good, and have an understated or industrial look. If I didn't have a rack I would totally get a Node.

I am not sure about the motherboard. It has an assload of SAS ports, and all the drives you are getting are SATA. I would be very hesitant about trying to do a SAS to SATA conversion.

If you want all the drives connected to the motherboard, I'd get an Avoton board. But then you wouldn't have a Xeon.

If not, get a basic server-grade board that supports the processor you want and get a PERC H310 card and flash the firmware so it's an HBA card. Then get a couple 8087 to SATA breakout cables, which would give you 8 SATA connectors total.
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>>52620063
I know it's huge overkill, but it's the cheapest semi/modular gold PSU from Seasonic right now.
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>>52609687

Why two WiFi APs?
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>>52620088
Alright then. I was looking ITT at that Asrock mini ITX motherboard and it looks fine for my needs, but then I'd be sacrificing the SSD. I think I'll get a PCI card with SATA ports and call it a day.
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>>52597836
Enjoy your nsa backdoor.
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>>52596389
gayfag detected
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>>52620146
The Dell PERC H310 is $60 to $80 on ebay. A bit more with two cables. Here's a link for info on setting the card up: http://www.vladan.fr/flash-dell-perc-h310-with-it-firmware/

I will be doing this with my system when I get the spare cash to buy a bunch of new drives.
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>>52620146
>>52620247
Also, I am pretty sure the Asrock Avoton board has like 12 SATA ports on it. That would be plenty for your six storage drives and an SSD for the OS. You could even bump it up to eight storage drives if you wanted.
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>>52618870
>should I just use the cheapest tb drive
Use a soccer-mom tier drive (WD or Seagate) but avoid No-Name drives. There's an image that get's posted in the humor threads of a "drive" that is just a usb stick and some weights.

>>52618840
Whats a good babies-first-hypervisor (no M$ stuff please)? I've got a Gigabyte BRIX that I'd like to turn into a VM playground to learn more about virtualization.

>>52619784
You forgot the hamster wheel.
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>>52620017
Not buying the USS enterprise with 8 nuclear reactors
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>>52620088
what are the panels on the top? do they bundle and go to different rooms? I made a server closet a while back and it looked depressing because nothing was plugged in, This looks nice

do you use APCs for consistancy or do you actually have some parts of your rack that you never want offline?
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>>52620328
I am familiar with that image.
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>>52620355
The patch panel at the front of the rack goes to a patch panel at the back of the rack. All my home network cabling is plugged into the back and then connected to the switch at the front. It just makes it more clean and tidy.

The top APC UPS isn't used because it needs batteries. It really isn't needed at all because I don't have enough load. I have them for a couple reasons. First is I don't want to risk losing data with a power loss or power spike. Second is even if I lose power I will still have internet access, because my modem, router, and firewall would all still have power.
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>>52620299
Damn that's a lot of ports. It would be nice saving almost $90. The atom would be underpowered though, I might regret that later.
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No pics of it, but my spigot and BOINC server is an all in one PC with a broken screen that runs 8gb ddr3 and a Pentium G620 with an 80gb spinner on it. Hooked up to the web via a 500mbps power line connection; gives no trouble up to the 10 or so people I've had on, even with dynmap running. I just keep it in the cool basement with the back off to mitigate the terrible AIO laptop cooler it has. Runs quite efficiently off a power brick
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>>52620526
That really depends on what you want to do with your server. I mean, it's an Octa-core. And it isn't the same thing as the Atoms of old. It would do very well with storing files, doing backups, and serving Plex to a few clients.

But you might be right. If you want to do more then that you would be better served with a Xeon.
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>>52620088
Going from SAS to SATA doesn't require any conversion, it just works natively.
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>>52618840
Have you ever accidentally an entire server room?
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>>52620455
What does the relay board control?
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>>52611319
>55c at full load with prime95
I was going to call bullshit but then I remembered you had that Pentium in there. My i5 got to 80-90C on load with the stock unit
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>>52616647
I'd guess around 190 or 200mm, but I'm not sure. I do know that it's tall enough to fit a Hyper 212X with a bit of weight to spare though
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PowerMac G5
2x IBM PowerPC 970MP (one core per CPU disabled)
8x512MB RAM
2x1TB HDDs
4TB HDD

I want a MIPS Warrior CPU for my VM server, is there anywhere I can buy a board? Otherwise I was thinking about an Atom C2750
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>>52621718
My temps on a E3-1231v3 go from 35°C at idle to around 54°C on full load, and I live in a tropical area where the temps are 25-33°C yearlong
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>>52623189
That's good to know. Stock cooler?
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>>52623208
Hyper 212X. I bought the CPU in a tray so in the end I saved $50 or so over getting just the CPU and stock cooler compared to getting the CPU and that cooler
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>>52601052
your home looks like shit
your life looks like shit
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I just rented my first VPS and as I'm reading the auth.log, I'm amazed by the amount of failed attempts to log into my server.
I knew there would be bots trying to log in, but I didn't expect it to be this bad.

So I guess my question is how often do skiddies and bots hit you and do you do something about it or just ignore it?
I'm thinking about writing a script for drawing attackers on a world map for fun.
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>>52604958
what do you have against focusing your camera?
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>>52620143
because there's 5 people here and they all use netflix/youtube constantly, and both ap's can only do 802.11g speeds
also because the d-link sometimes decides to not work
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>>52624359
would it kill you to spend maybe $30 or so on a router that'll be way better (maybe 802.11n single band, or if you go for used ones, even better)
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>>52624412
no one wants to pay for it, and I don't use wireless
but I would like to have pic related
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>>52623920
You can try using fail2ban and the blocklist.de blacklists, I've used that and most attempted connections get dropped silently by my router (around 300k packets' worth in two weeks) and whatever goes through eventually gets blocked by blocklist.de when fail2ban reports it
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>>52624429
if you want something cheap you can check out the xiaomi mi router mini/mi wifi mini, it's $20 USD for a 802.11ac router although there's only 3 FE ports
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>>52624445
Thanks, I'll check it out!
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>>52609931
Good for you anon. You should put some IDS in there and host something real though like a website or an SSD host for a small biz. Do something worth a damn. You have the skills under your belt man.
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>>52624481
thanks
how good is the stock firmware? I like having dd-wrt on my ap's because I know how it works
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>>52624593
IIRC the stock firmware is kind of basic, but you can put PandoraBox (a fork of openwrt) on it, which is what I've done
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