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What are you using your home servers for?

I'm getting one soon to use as an FTP server, game server, and media server.
>pic from Google
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I have a few Cisco servers I'll use as my dcs, but I'm still waiting for a small factor dull depth cabinet to pop up on eBay or craigslist before buying my VM server and SAS appliance.
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>>47615276
just get a laptop, cheaper, more energy efficient and built in console/ups
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>>47615363
I'm currently using an old Dell XPS M1330 as a game server
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I just got a Poweredge 2950 today for free. It doesn't have any HDD. Any tips on what I should do with it.
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>>47615522
Maybe put a hard drive in it
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>>47615522
Put a bluray reader in it instead of a hard drive
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>>47615549
That goes without saying.

>>47615573
Have absolutely no need for that
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>>47615276
I run an intel NUC with ESXi 5.5 for all my small home server needs.
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>>47615596
>Have absolutely no need for that
Exactly
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Recommendations on a RAID card? Got a family member making his own NAS and I want to give one for Christmas.
I'm not familiar with server components so I don't know what to look for.
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>>47615614
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If I had fiber I would probably set up a few servers,

stuck on god damn copper wires where upload is shit


>tfw 1gbps is god level
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Specs:
Supermicro PDSMU
Xeon X3210 2.4Ghz
8GB DDR2 ECC
4x2TB in RAID10

Used for:
RADIUS AAA, backups, webhost, seedbox, mail server, DNS server, and [email protected]
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>>47615768
LSI
S
I
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>>47616008
>>47615768
Second for LSI. But why not just buy a used SAS appliance and get a controller?
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Left screen is esxi running on the actual hardware
right screen is a nested vcenter instance
2x esxi VMs from the left pxe boot and join the nested vcenter instance
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My home server is used almost exclusively to store system images and backups, old games, any data files for our commonly played and updated games(MW:O, LoL, GW2, steam libraries, etc.). It's really nice being able to pull the patch files from my server, copy them directly, and be playing instead of downloading the files multiple times.

Especially after doing a fresh install.
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>>47615768
Hardware RAID is crap. Get something with ECC RAM and a server processor, stuff it full of hard drives, and install FreeNAS with ZFS.
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>>47615768
Christmas is like 7 months away bro
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>>47615363
no room for expansion
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i run an esxi machine. currently running a bunch of shit while i work on my traceroute program

i regret going with freenas though, what a pain in the ass to deal with and holy shit once its running good fucking luck changing shit. i will probably just backup what isnt redundant and move it over to a window server and run it on ntfs so it just works
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>>47615549
Kekd
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>>47615276
What cabinets are those?
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>>47617959
>4 logical procs
holy shit dude how are you even running all that shit

also what are you using freenas for?
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>>47618023
It's a single CPU. There's only 1 socket on the board.
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>>47618023
cpu isnt shit i could run more if i had more ram. the only thing really limiting me is my spinning hard drive and the 32 gigs of ram. pretty much everything but my 2008 machine only has 1 core, all of my FIRE stuff is 1 core and 1 gig of ram including the servers since they are just sitting there for testing networking.

i initially went with freenas because i thought it would be cool, but i didnt realize what i was getting myself into and now that i have it running with just 1 single 6tb red (yeah its lame, i know), i feel like there isnt a point when windows would work just fine. if i was going to go with freenas in the long run it would have to be a dedicated machine and even then i would still complicate just using windows.
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>>47615276
you're the first person on /g/ who i've ever been extremely jealous of
like holy shit
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT
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>>47618074
>the only thing really limiting me is my spinning hard drive and the 32 gigs of ram
And the fact E3's only support up to 32GB of RAM. If you want to support more RAM you're going to need an E5.
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If I pick up like ~10 PowerEdge 2950's for real cheap w/ like 4GB of RAM and 3x149GB or whatever drives, could I do some light distributed computation work or would it just be a better idea to wait and invest in better hardware? Are PowerEdge 2950's really worth it for anything?
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>>47618096
yeah i know, the thing came with 4 gigs but i bought 32 myself to drop it in. in reality when im not running 9 damn extra machines for testing at once i have plenty, even with freenas using 6 gigs by itself for just 1 6tb drive
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>>47618144

That's the pain in the ass about FreeNAS. The rule is 1GB of memory for every 1TB of storage. I have 32TB of storage. So I went with 64GB of RAM. And dual Opterons. It's all lying in bits around my room while I wait for a few more parts to come in. But when I put this together and flip the switch, I fully expect there to be a localised brown out.
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>>47618179
just set it up right the first time because you do not want to go back in there and fuck around with shit. maybe hooking it up to an active directory would ease the pain...
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>>47618144
>>47618074
Yea freenas is not really what you want for just 1 drive
If you have 6x 1tb drives then definitely, but like you said you'd be better off attaching it to a VM and sharing it out
Could look at doing nfs shares off a linux VM (or Windows Server), or carve it up and present iscsi targets (linux)

>>47618103
Do you really want to deal with the power consumption and noise of 10 2950s?
Assuming you got them for $100 each, I'd rather spend the money on 1 beefy modern server that will be much quieter and not kill your monthly energy bill
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could i use these for anything or are they way underpowered?

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/sys/4985729359.html
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>>47618239
or a dell poweredge 1750?
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After a long debate between RAID (dependence on specific card model if it breaks) and ZFS (need to upgrade hardware to accommodate ECC RAM) for my upgraded media/torrent server I recently discovered SnapRAID. It's the perfect solution for me since I already have all my data on two 4TB drives (I have a backup so erasing them for RAID/ZFS wasn't an issue) and I really like the ability to add and remove drives from the pool at will. I'm planning on buying a few more drives over the course of the year and should have no problems adding them separately. It's a RAID/backup combo that allows me to loose a disk and rebuild the array from parity while also giving me the ability to restore deleted files. Why aren't more people using this?
http://snapraid.sourceforge.net/compare.html
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>>47617544
>freenas
Not even once
>>47617959
>i regret going with freenas though
You should

>>47618179
>64GB of RAM. And dual Opteron
Wasting all that on a NAS

There's no reason to burn so much money on ram and cpus just to have it wasted by freeNAS. Face it, freenas is not optimized at all. Most OSs can do the same with almost no extra ram usage.
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>>47615276
FTP server for my fillipino flipbooks.
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>>47618328
What to use instead of freenas?>>47618328
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>>47618869
Anything. Windows server, a linux distro, debian for example.
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>>47617959
nas4free is so much better. you fucked up
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>>47615768
a lot of companies that buy Dell and HP servers replace the RAID cards with aftermarket stuff and sell the old ones on ebay. they're usually pretty good and very abundant, so if one dies you're not fucked.
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>>47619120
a lot of those are limited to 2TB are they not?
the perc5s and the like.
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>>47618328
>Wasting all that on a NAS
you don't know what the fuck you're talking about, friend.

You want as much ram as possible for FreeNAS.
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Left:
Cooler Master mini ITX case
celeron 847 dual core
16G ram
FreeBSD
4x 1.5TB Striped Mirror

apache, mysql, php, owncloud, security camera monitoring, samba, miniDLNA, cacti (graphs from my network devices), sshd, irc stuff, probably some other shit I'm forgetting

Right:
Thinkcentre Core2 Duo
pfSense
unbound, ipsec, snort, radius, ntp server (stratum 2, soon to be stratum 1), ntopNG (you had better know what's going on in your network...).

I recently flashed my wireless router with dd-wrt and got it to send SNMP data back to the main server to graph with cacti. feelsgood, man
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>>47615363
This, I got a 2009 one for free from a friend with 4GB RAM, 2,2GHz and Mobility Radeon HD 4570 with broken screen but I have remote desktop and teamviewer so no worries. Great for FTP server and DVB 24/7 recorder, powerful for its purpose and with little power consumption
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Phenom X6 1055T @stock
Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
32GB ECC 1600
LSI 9211
5x4TB + 4x2TB two zpools RAIDZ1
Intel NIC

Running FreeNAS as a fileserver, MySQL for centralized XBMC/Kodi library, Plex Server for streaming
Not pictured:
ESXi with a couple of VMs (sickbeard/transmission/couchpotato , Zoneminder and Owncloud)
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>>47615276
Rig in OP's pic will be so loud and powerhungry you could destroy a 3rd world country with either.
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>>47615522
There's a reason you got it for free.
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Not to be that guy, but running servers on a residential line might be against your ISP's acceptable use policy.
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>>47620742
>thinks all servers are web servers

yeah, you're that guy
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>>47620777
p.s. fuck captcha
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I have a PowerMac G5 with
>2x dual core 2GHz PowerPC 970MP (northbridge can't handle dual core so only 1 core per CPU is running)
>8x512MB RAM
>160GB HDD
>1TB HDD
>1.5TB HDD
>4TB HDD
>PCI-X SCSI card
>PCI-X dual port GbE card
>Mac OS X Server 10.5.8
Uses
>file server
>PlayStation 2 game streaming server
>NetBoot
>NetInstall
>torrenting
>web server
>compile server
>workstation (share desktop keyboard and trackpad with Synergy)
>etc.

Planned Upgrades
>4x146GB 2.5" SAS HDDs in RAID0
>2x73GB 3.5" SAS HDDs (I have the drives, just need a PCI-X SAS card)
>ATi Radeon X800 XT

IBM x3455
>2x quad core AMD Opteron 2356 @ 2.3GHz
>12x2GB ECC DDR2 RAM
>1x 160GB HDD
>1x 1TB HDD
>1x AMD Radeon HD 4550
Uses
>virtual machines
>compiling
>messing around
Planned Upgrades
>2x 6 core AMD Opteron 2419 @ 1.8GHz
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>>47620842
Also the x3455 runs FreeBSD
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I doubt /g/ will reply but I'll try anyway.

I made my own server. It's debian and I can access it via ssh from my desktop and laptop. The server has static ip. But I cannot access it via any other way except from my own lan. If I'm somewhere else and not home, I can't connect to it. I tried connecting to it via browser but it doesn't work. I unblocked port 80, still nothing. I forwarded all traffic that hits my external ip to go to server and still nothing.

Can someone help. I called Nigger rcn, they said they blocked port 80. What other options do I have here??

Yes I spent roughly 35 hours in total googling this shit...
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>>47620834
>on the system
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>>47620931
>I doubt /g/ will reply
lol nope

Did you forward port 22 for ssh?

Forwarding port 80 isn't going to magically give you access if you have nothing listening on that port.
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>>47620931
>I doubt /g/ will reply
/g/ is not a person.
>I can access it via ssh
>I tried connecting to it via browser
>I unblocked port 80, still nothing
>Yes I spent roughly 35 hours in total googling this shit...
We all (well, most of us) know you're bullshitting. 0/10

>>47621013
>falling for bait

>>47620834
I prefer Optimum over Fios because their customer service reps are really generous. Last year I got upgraded to two years of Ultra 50 gor free after complaining and threatening to switch. I even asked them if it was ok for me to run a FTP server and they said they didn't care. Last month I complained again (over nothing) and got my cable package upgraded for free for a year. Plus they don't seem to mind my excessive torrenting (10TB up 7.5TB down total) which is really nice.
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>>47619889
>ntp server (stratum 2, soon to be stratum 1)
What is your source going to be?
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>>47619829
>You want as much ram as possible for FreeNAS.
My point exactly.

No need for this on other OSs.
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