>no homeserver thread
show off you epeen.
tell poorfags like me where we can find cheap server grade hardware.
Literally two racks of unwanted garbage, likely from dumpsters. Including the racks.
Dem liebert ups's tho...look like a ST:TNG bridge wall prop. 3/10.
Why pick server grade hardware, if you can't afford it?
>intel h77 mobo
>intel dual nic
>3x3TB seagate + 1 wd 500
>esxi with about 8 vms powered on
I have this setup for about two years, operating 24/7. Despite the disks, everything is working perfect, with no hardware issues.
No need to pick server grade parts for a machine that is aimed to operate as home server.
One of these.
>silent as fuck
>AMD Sempron 3200+ (no Jewtel)
>BTX form factor so it's easy to open up and work on.
home server is two words you fuck
anyway, broken-screen dell latitude d430 (c2d, 1.5gb) running freebsd, but probably gonna switch to openbsd at some point, the SMP fix is coming in 5.8 (but it's not going to be complete)
freebsd is good though, also might try dragonfly because that shit is getting insane performance
Here's my stuff, all of it runs fanless or nearly fanless.
Just found one of these in the trash
It's now my Home media server
I have my reasons. I did consider the 710 with the six 3.5 inch bays 3.5, but I'm going to use a ssd for os and a 2tb 2.5 to backup important data (already have ). The six 1tb drives will be in raid 10 for vms.
Here's some of my home crap. I'm provisioned enough stuff at work for personal projects that I don't really run much at home anymore.
And since people ask about the dumb terminal, here's a video of it while installing debian. It is not a DEC, it's a Wyse 50 emulating VT100.
It's not much, just a NAS in a Fractal Node 804, stores all my media on 3x3tb WD Red's, celeron 2.7Ghz and 8gb RAM.
Running FreeNAS, does all my torrenting and feeds my OpenELEC NUC at my TV.
that's a rad setup and terminal
currently running several openbsd services off a broken-GPU mac
>What the fuck do you people need home servers anywhere
guarantee a secure connection from anyway, e.g. you live in the city and need to access online banking/sensitive logins from the university guest, train station, or library. guaranteed good DNS lookups, cached and encrypted. automatic backup of files on external HD. music streaming. mail. run a tor node.
it's like using a spare computer in your house from anywhere, because that's what it is.
My server is a very old netbook and an external HDD. It's already more than enough for my needs.
Thank you, based Anon. First post from a prospective HDD buyer all week that didn't have his eyes set on some WD Blue or Red travesty!
Initially it was just Justinian, and the laptop I used when I was on the go was Theodora (Justinian's wife). The theme kinda grew from there.
Pic is Theodore. Her HDD just went or so I'm getting a new one tomorrow
Everything I have was given away by businesses.
Supermicro with a D510 running pfSense
Dell R210II running ESXi 5.5
Supermicro chassis hosting a 10TB NAS with FreeBSD
And an Eaton UPS at the bottom.
I know it's a mess. I've been busy and haven't cleaned it up.
I like it. Even if all it does is heat the house in winter, I like it. That was way the hell more power than what I grew up on, and I still sorta miss those SPARCstation/server days. Does Anon have a transcript for what's on dat screen, because what little I can make out of it is teh funnay.
I really like it. Great for practical use. But now I want to take that tablet/screen setup and use it as a status monitor for something as retro as >>47011841 setup. The irony that a tablet has about as much storage/processing power as the entire rack would be part of the joke, sorta like using an Arduino to do something that used to only take a 555 and some TTL.
Not after my waifu, because then they'd all have the same name. I mostly name my stuff after Tolkien shit. On my setup all my servers run hypervisors with various VMs. I name the host machines after locations in Middle Earth and name the VMs after people from those locations.
And I've never named anything after my waifu, but I have named machines after related things. My waifu is from Muv Luv, so I named some after TSFs. They're all renamed to Tolkien references now.
Naming after TSFs (which are mechs, by the way) has its advantages, too. For example, there's an obvious way to name an upgrade. My NAS was called Shiranui, but then I got a new one and called it Shiranui Second.
That was a bit too weeby even for me, though.
I have ~$500-750 AUD
I want to get a decent home lab setup going
Mainly for some virtualization and a NAS.
If possible I'd like to get a 24 port managed switch and a 2 decently powerful servers.
I got a TS440 running FreeNAS at the moment. I'm going to get more RAM and 2 intel NICs to start virtual hosting down the road. Hell, I may even get a low wattage GPU to pass-through to a guest OS if I can afford it.
>tell poorfags like me where we can find cheap server grade hardware
If you're a poorfag you don't want old server grade hardware. That shit uses a fuckton of electricity and they typically sound like jet engines.
All my shit comes from dumpster diving. Funny how >>47021183 thinks I bought these Apple servers >>47021040. One came from a hospital, the other two from a post production studio. You just have to find good sources, ask people. Dumpster diving is less about diving into dumpsters and more about asking the right people to hand down old shit they don't use anymore. Don't expect to get much from being a weirdo in the trash and not being social.
Two shitty sun netras that I am gonna use for something someday, a cisco 2950, a thin client running windows ce thats remoted connected to a server in my barn and a rack server that I made to test scsi drives from a sun server I scalvaged some parts from.
Server: HP ML350 Gen8 V2
Switch: Cisco SG200 (non-PoE)
Phone: Cisco 7961
Server OS: VMWare ESXI 5.5
VM's: 1x Windows Server 2012 R2 torrentbox
3x pfsense firewall VM's on separate vlans using OpenVPN (going to Access Mode VLAN Ports on Cisco switch so I can just plug into a port and be passively on a VPN connection).
The only device I use is my desktop with some Generic AsRock board with proper Vt-d support and a 4790K
16GB RAM, 12 ethernet ports, 1TB worth of SSD and 10GB of HDD space.
I have 3 Cisco 3550 switches connected to it which I rarely use, I can get by for the most part with just IOU.
I have some HP server sitting around which I never use because it's too much of a hassle to set up and break down whenever I want to test something. Same reason why I rarely use the switches.
>tell poorfags like me where we can find cheap server grade hardware.
honest question.. if you're a poorfag, why would you have a home-server? As far as I know, they can cost 250-500€ per year in power alone, that's like half my electricity bill for a fucking server, for something that an old laptop could also do
Yup this little beast is in the basement and contains the family photo albums and some films i recorded off the TV. I also house my proxy, DNS, and FTP server on it. Thats the one in the basement. My attic rack is happening in a few moments
why do they always show pictures of people physically touching these servers?
surely these machines only need to be physically touched when the hdd fails, the rest can be done via remote desktop and command-line
I never got this either. My company's datacenters are in texas and georgia and I'm in fucking florida lol. We go there like once a year to make sure nothing is falling apart and that's it.
>tfw i can do this on my NAS box too
Really like my asrock E3C226D2I
Yeah, it's marketing. A pic of racks is just industrial design. A pic of the same racks with a human near it tells a story of how human chose vendor, and look at how smart and professional human looks. If you bought from vendor, you could feel as powerful as that guy. Even though the guys in the suits will never see the datacenter except maybe once when doing a tour of some new facility.
I've traded around 50 of them in for scrap metal... 10 years ago
You guys have nice shit.
Most places like ebay and amazon don't ship to Poorlandistan
and even if you get the odd place that'll ship/airfreight the stuff
has a 20% import tax on top of the shipping and handling fees.
Truly a clusterfuck.
So jelly of that firebox you have there Anon.
I host my own email service and a dynamic DNS system for my desktop using my desktop and a very cheap VPS. The VPS serves as a mail relay, such that all outgoing mail goes there and all incoming mail comes from there, which is both because I am able to set its PTR record, which is necessary for getting through spam filters, and so that I can use a non-standard SMTP port for my desktop, which is necessary because my ISP doesn't allow traffic on port 25. The VPS is also the name server for my domains, and the desktop has a cron job that periodically executes a script on the VPS via SSH to update the name server with its current address. I do all of my work on this machine and recently I've started playing video games on it, too.
Generally, is there any reason not to do it all on one machine? I'm considering making my desktop the wireless access point for my local network, so that I don't need a router. I've already got a firewall set up (via nftables) that drops all inbound traffic except for on ports which are used for Internet facing services (http, https, smtp, imap, ssh) and then only allows the necessary protocols, and additionally allows access to distccd, ntpd, and unbound (caching DNS) from the local network. Is there any reason not to use this machine as my router? The Arch wiki (I don't use Arch, but it generally has good documentation) says, of routers:
>It should not run any services available to the outside world. Towards the LAN, it should only run gateway specific services. It should not run httpd, ftpd, samba, nfsd, etc. as those belong on a server in the LAN as they introduce security flaws.
Is that true? Why? If a port is forwarded by a router, how is that different form having the router provide a service on that port, other than that a router might be running a firewall and dropping certain types of traffic?
I don't have any server-grade shit, it's expensive as fuck where I live, so my home server is using typical consumer gear.
Got it for free
>I do all of my work on this machine and recently I've started playing video games on it, too. Generally, is there any reason not to do it all on one machine?
In case it's not clear, I'm talking about my desktop here, and not counting the VPS which is only used to overcome the limitations of a residential Internet connection.
Guys, I was recently trying to figure out how to "replace" ports with subdomains (instead of domain.com:1000 use server.domain.com) and I was told that it could be achieved with SRV records.
I managed them on my DDNS providers control panel, but nothing was working. After contacting their support, I was told that the server itself must support SRV records.
How the fuck do I check if it is supported?
The "server" is a whitebox esxi 5.5, with several vm's.
I want to use SRV for the server itself, and for a centos (owncloud) vm.
Easy - RDP on to the box, download the torrents from a private torrenting website and open them on the same machine. Then the torrents can be downloaded to a shared folder for easy access via mapped drive on client computers. You could argue that a standard debian VM with samba and a BitTorrent client would suffice, I am happy to pay in a little more system resources to do this.
VH01 - Gigabyte Brix i5-4200u (16GB / 250GB EVO / 1.5TB HDD)
- 2x DC (2012 r2 core)
- 1x netsvc (DHCP, WDS, WSUS - 2012 r2 core)
- 1x media (Plex server - 2012 r2)
- 1x mgmt (toolbox server. Has RSAT tools for rest of network, SCCM - 2012 r2)
- 1x fe (IIS, Exchange CAS, RWW via Server Essentials role)
VH02 - HP MicroServer G8 (16GB / 500GB SSD / 4x 4TB Hitachi - Server 2012 r2 datacenter core, running storage spaces for tiered storage - winning)
- 1x SQL (Server 2012 r2 / SQL 2012 r2)
- 1x Exchange (Server 2012 r2 / Exchange 2013)
A little convoluted right now. Was considering a pair of ML310e G8's, but I just found something from Supermicro and nearly came.
3 of those w/ 128GB RAM, and 34TB of tiered storage? Yes please.
As my job is a sysadmin job I just RDP on to machines all the time so it is kind of a habbit. The torrent site I use is a private one which requires logging in - it just feels easier for me to just RDP on to the server and be straight on that website (still logged in) so I can just search and download a torrent right there and it auto-open up in my bit torrent client.
I see what you are saying, I think the issue just comes down to me and my familiar habbits / personal preference, not the best way to do things but it works for me.
if you used transmission torrent, you can have a remote client on your desktop, when you download a .torrent or a magnet file, it opens up with the remote client and loads up on the server. no need to rdp
Hyper-V automation. I used to have a Dell 1/2 rack with 2950's and R900's + an EMC SAN.
Still have the next gen version of all that gear in a data center, but there are times when physical access is good, and I want to start working on non-shared storage setups.
My wife finally got a new laptop (x220), and I'm thinking of using her old netbook (samsung n220) as a simple NAS, mainly for the keeping of films and backup data.
In terms of how it'll store the data, would a couple of external USB HDDs be good enough, in terms of read/write speed over the network, or would something faster be required. I haven't done this before, but I would love a home server setup for this purpose. Any insight would be appreciated.
in my town they have a big garbage day when everyone throws out their big shit and there is always tons of towers, monitors and peripherals
>that one year I found 2 working 8800 GTS cards
>tfw owners cut all internal cords and dent case to hell because ???
can you tell me what you do with that massive setup, other than drawing a shitton of energy and producing a lot of noise and heat?
What's your purpose? And don't say "NAS Sever lol", because if that's what you do, you're stupidly wasteful.
I have 4 working P4 systems ready to go and RDP enabled, wtf do I even do with them? I mean I don't need to host anything because why even bother when I have a perfectly capable and much faster machine as my main desktop? Run bullshit@home? Have a 140 GB IDE file server? Like why bother?
>The torrent site I use is a private one which requires logging in
That's not a problem, you download the torrent on w/e machine you're using and add it using the web interface, like ruTorrent for rtorrent.
Having to RDP and use a separate machine to browse/search too sounds like a huge hassle, not to mention you have to actually have a web browser on the thing and you need to install some RDP application on devices that don't come with one, browsers are basically universal.
A lot of torrent clients come with web interfaces too, I don't mean just Linux ones either (though I've generally had a much better experience with rtorrent than with any Windows torrent client I've used).
I just got this card in the mail, now I don't need the stupid pci-x riser
Not the person you are asking, but likely to connect to older IOS based cisco switches and routers. Initial configuration is typically carried out via hyperterminal / putty using Serial. You can get USB > Serial converters, though but they can be problematic sometimes.
why do people get so mad when they see something more than 5 years old?
are they angry that nobody will ever show any genuine interest in their corporate surplus 1U Poweredge on a coffee table next to their desk?
(usually) names of places often in various languages (mostly finnish, because I like it for some reason)
for example, all the servers going into my rack this summer
my waifu is Kotori Itsuka, so my main user/computer is kotori@itsuka
itsuka means fifth, so I went with that and named my other computers and servers fourth, sixth, seventh, and so on
each machine's users are named after characters from an anime
eg. shirase@nanoka and amano@nanoka
I have many machines, many more than would be a healthy number of waifus. So I name them after magical girls instead.
A better question: do you reuse hostnames after the computers die?
>do you reuse hostnames after the computers die?
As much as possible.
I think I even have duplicates floating around
usb packets are fuckhueg, have massive overhead and usb in general is deemed unsuitable for high availability situations due to its absolute shit reliability
not to mention the usb protocol is always hubbed
I have almost the exact same setup. Using mine as a backup/archive for my photos and videos. I got a 1.8 Celeron, 16 GB RAM, and the discs in a 5TB ZFS array.
>Silent as fuck
>Not an energy hog
>Designed for Linux
Question for you guys. I'm thinking of buying some rackmount servers, everything I've had so far is repurposed desktops or laptops. Aren't they loud? A lot of you guys seem to have these in your room. Does that make it impossible to work/sleep? What about the heat?
I have a love/hate relationship with FreeNAS. At the moment, it kinda works, so I'm glad. It is randomly deleting files though.
I used to have various frankenservers set up but recently decided to do some consolidating. now everything runs off my laptop, supported by a host of obsolete analog and digital equipment.
i'm also filthy so no pictures
this stuff, primarily the left most case
I think since I have spring break off I might actually go about rewiring this stuff
My storage server gets bottlenecked by GbE but unfortunately the only PCIe slot in my server is occupied by the RAID card so I can't upgrade to 10GbE yet. And most implementations of ethernet bonding are pure shit.
>pogoplug series 4
>plug in external usb HDD
>access shit from net
Just added a Firepro 3700 that I was given for shits and giggles, going to run FreeNAS when the other two fan sets come in later this week.
>2x 2GHz IBM 970MPs
>ATi Radeon 9600 Pro
>2 port FireWire 400 PCI card
>2 port GbE PCI-X card
>Mac OS X 10.5.8 Server
>file server (media, streaming PS2 games, etc)
I also use it as a workstation, which is the primary reason it's running Mac OS X instead of FreeBSD.
>2x 2.3GHz quad core Opteron 2356
>24GB ECC RAM
I'm installing Debian Testing on it for now, I've got two 73GB 15000RPM SAS HDDs in the mail for a RAID array
Posted this story in the last thread, now with a little update:
>Perfectly fine, but old, server rack in the company basement
>Can easily hold an UPS and 10 switches/rack servers
>I wasn't allowed to take it home, or even pay for it. Company rules.
>It was thrown out earlier today
>Dumpster diving is illegal in my country, especially from the public recycling plants
I fucking hate this corporate bullshit sometimes...
Seriously, I'm very tempted, but it's fucking serious business breaking into these recycle plants. My ass would be #rekt seven ways to sunday if I attempted it and got caught (which is very likely)....
It's funny how the government drone about how we should recycle more, and then we are not allowed to actually recycle anything.
FYI If you're doing a lot of things you're better off setting up your own VPN software to technically put you "inside" the network instead of exposing several individual things "outside" the network.
Curious, what do you guys do with this stuff, is it mainly just a hobby? I know it's fun to build and all but is there any important reason otherwise to build a server? Not being surly here.
That's what I thought.
I work with Windows Server daily, and I think it's great for your workhorse servers, but overkill when it comes to e.g. file server. So we use Linux distributions for those.
It's just funny that people shit so much Windows, but when you ask them what their problem is, you're either called a shill, or it turns out to a problem that has an easy solution.
One of my servers acts as my router via pfSense and does things like a VPN into my home network tacked onto a domain name via dynamic dns.
NAS is for storage. My storage is networked so it can always be accessed by any device.
I have a hypervisor used for general purpose things. It's always on so it does torrents, handles things like plex, and so on. I find more uses for it the longer I have it. I could also virtualize my router, and I ran it that way for awhile. But I liked being able to take the hypervisor down without losing internet connectivity. I suppose if I wanted I could do a physical appliance with a virtual clone running in failover.
It's for both utility and experimentation. Not for everyone.
you could do all that on virtual machine on a normal computer
YOU DO NOT NEEED A FUCKING SERVER
you'ra fucking neckbeard scum trying to justifying your shitty purchases like every other tryhard faggot in this thread
I could run all of that on my "normal" computer. I could even virtualize my router on my computer too, why have a server for that? Not being sarcastic either.
It's for both utility and experimentation. Once you get out in the real world you might see that not everything runs on VirtualBox via GNU/Linux.
The world uses Windows Server, the world uses Hyper-V, the world uses ESXi..
I already said it's not for everyone. I'm not 12, I don't have to justify shit to you.
If you want to install ESXi bare metal on your desktop and then virtualize your router through it, feel free. You'll probably learn something out of it.
I have a dedicated server (2U HP ProLiant DL380 G3) for playing around, but it also serves as a kind of WORM NAS for things I don't want to lose or system images in case a computer breaks/needs set-up for typical scenarios.
Naturally, it only runs when required since the thing sounds like a vacuum cleaner and microwave together.
Other than that I have two raspberry pi's, one of them is the Pi 2 which is simply a media-center and emulator box. The other is the 1st generation B which handles a personal website, SQL database for said server and a VPN.
These do run 24/7.
They're simply tools. Like any other tool the correct one for one job may not be the correct one for a different job.
I'll get right on routing the vpns for my clients through virtualbox.
This. FreeNAS is not babby's first an bring... FreeNAS is the shit unless you want to spend a fuckton of time literally doing a shittier job of what the ixsystems folks did to get it working.
oldish pic - 1us are currently dismantled and on the floor next to me while I built this pi cluster.
toying with buying a j1900 for youmu and using the d510 for pfsense, not cheap, but we'll see if I get any work once this college course is done.
At it's most basic form you could very simply boil it down to routing.
Reach (address) via (vpn gateway)
My router does this to client sites.
I'm assuming the VPN you're talking about is "hide my torrenting" in which case you will have to pay a provider for it.
Not homeserver, but a word of warning from a hosting company which uses Portlane for colocation.
>And about the other subject, I'll take it here instead of email. I do care for your best and I want to let you know that Portlane has changed (organisation wise, not network) since we last spoke, maybe you know about it already. I do not know any details, but shortly after the Piratebay raid in December, things were changed and the former CEO and owner is no longer with Portlane, and there are new owners.
>Since then we have got a take down request from them that I seriously doubt we would have got before to the company change. We were not allowed to host a site that linked (nothing illegal was hosted on the site) to trackers and torrents. They even said in the request that it is because the recently Piratebay case. The former owner was the one that really stood up for privacy etc, so I am not sure how it's going to be without him. I am just letting you know, you might want to look into the company changes and see if that will affect you and your privacy requirements etc.
>Actually, if I were you, I would look into Bahnhof AB. It'll be more costly than Portlane though.
>By the way, I do appreciate if our discussions in this ticket stays between us.
This is really a shame if it's true.
I have a D510 running pfSense. It's been running for years with no issues.
I just want to note that as of pfSense 2.2 the AES-GCM cipher in the IPsec stack supports using AES-NI instructions to get roughly 1GB/s throughput per CPU core. Yes, I meant to capitalize the B because I am talking about bytes, not bits.
So if you planned on getting Google Fiber in the next 2 years, it's something worth consideration into your purchase.
In reality you're looking at something like 35MB/s due to massive overhead of a shit protocol. It also eats CPU for breakfast, lunch and dinner, making it even less suited for low power devices like the pi, which also uses the same USB bus for its network connection. But good luck with your netbook "NAS".
cool, thanks - it's good to know the d510 is up for it
aye, i'll need sit and plan the upgrade out - will be j1900 board + ram + modem (since isp router/modem has no modem only mode) + wireless access point + 1 or 2u chassis and psu for pfsense
I'll likely save up fro a couple of months and think about it later.
easily configured to update on system boot, also the quadcore Pi 2 is insanely worth the money, i updated my handheld kali pi with a Pi 2 and it boots in about 3 to 4 seconds, thing is a beast for the money
B+ drops the composite out and adds ethernet, more usb, better audio, better (now u)SD slot. Its form factor and features is what the current Pi2B is based on.
Yea, no RTC is a total non-issue, I was surprised it bothered so many people. The only reason you'll want one is for like offline data acquisition I guess? But if you're clever enough to want to RYO shit like that you can very easily rig up an I2C RTC.
Core2 Duo 1.8GHz
onboard gigabit ethernet
>$55 shipped eBay
2x 2GB WD Reds in RAID1
>$180 shipped eBay
80GB boot drive
1043nd v2 router
>$30 shipped eBay
server runs Debian Stable, mdadm, nfs
Router runs OpenWRT
I tend to go with 'blue', because my first pc build was a full size tower w/ LEDs galore, so I named it BIGBLUE
since then, i've added my laptop ASUSBLUE and my compaq mini TINYBLUE, and the missus doesn't really care/know that hers is named PRETTYBLUE. once I get the money saved up I'll be adding NASBLUE.
Maybe not the best place to ask but I want to be able to host a VPN server at home that's bridged. I could set up tunneled just fine but I keep fucking up the bridged settings.
What are the things I need to pay attention to? There's like multiple IP ranges that I need to take into consideration so they don't conflict with tunneled. It's a fucking mess that I can't keep together
I have a pfsense firewall that I can or I could use a linux server that's already running.
meh. only 16gb of ecc ram, i need to get another 16 because i am pushing the limit right now
my shit tier
no more crappy router turned switch, got a nice new cisco switch which isn't pictured.
yeah the ts440 is the full tower version. mine is a ts140 which i got for real cheap. would like a full tower just because this one can only fit 4 hard drives in it. 5 if you take out the dvd drive
whoa. volvo plz gib
nope he is right, they announced it on Feb 2. It's been pretty low key, but it's totally out. I'm preparing to migrate my cluster tonight.
These are the same drivers that they removed from 5.5 that were included in 5.1
I happen to use one of them so I'm not upgrading just yet.
>Xeon L5430 (quad 2.66 50w) (modded GA-EP45-DS3L)
>8 GB DDR2-800
>32GB OCZ SSD
>2x 1TB WDC WD1002FBYS
>2x Intel PCI-E gigabit ethernet
>Atheros AR9227 for 2.4 GHz WiFi
>Atheros AR9300 for 5 GHz WiFi
White box server
>16GB ECC DDR3
>4x 3TB WD Red in ZFS raidz
>120GB Crucial M4 for OS and applications
>Fractal Design R3
Used as a NAS
>rtorrent-ps with rutorrent for access
>sickrage for autodl and naming/sorting
>couchpotato for autodl and naming/sorting
>backup for desktop and laptop
Various other shitty networking equipment because I'm too dumb for the fancy stuff