I'm thinking of setting up a simple home server
Anyone know where I can find a good guide and info about it?
I really wonder what the point of a home server is.
I personally have nothing worth backing up, and everyone keeps talking about 'media' servers, but for example for plex, you have to pay money to get the app on a mobile device.
Using it as a torrent box will result in a nice ISP bill and/or jail time. Seriously, what's the point?
There are so many uses for servers, that's what makes them so great.
>streams PlayStation 2 games to the various PlayStation 2s throughout my house
>file server (keeping everything in one place and accessing it from my laptop, desktop, tablet, phone, friend's house, etc. is fucking great)
>NetBoot and NetInstall server
This one's imo one of the greatest server uses. You can program on a laptop, SSH into your server and compile remotely
What do you need?
You could use an odroid on Linux or Android if you just need a media / file server with one to four or so drives that don't need to be faster than like 20MB/s.
Or you can use a low-ish power amd / intel chipset and run that off any linux or bsd distro, though there also are NAS-oriented ones.
You could even run a bunch of server daemons on Windows or OSX, but that's kinda silly...
Hardware purchase costs aside, I can't imagine having a dedicated box powered-on 24/7 just in case you need to stream your 4K anime MKVs RIGHT NOW is very, uh, budget-friendly, unless you're not the one paying the power bill-
People buy lots of music; people take lots of photos and videos; share them with the whole family and access the things from every laptop, PC, console, TV, smartphone etc in the house.
Now here ya go OP.
Is there anything wrong with my NAS build?
OPL supports launching and streaming games over SMB/ethernet
it's a homebrew program, you can use any modification method to run it (modchip, independance, swapmagic, freemcb, etc)
When I had to do my own research I remember that WD HDDs tended to fail early, but if they didn't they were quite reliable. Conditions you keep them in are also important, like temperature and how much temperature variation you subject them to. Generally a home NAS should be pretty gentle on them if you're doing it right.
Going with a small case like that you have limited space for drives so higher capacity drives may be worth it.
I leave my shitty linux box on so I can SOCKS into it at work. It's less stressful when I'm dicking off and looking for new jobs while I'm on the clock.
I could replace it with a Raspberry Pi, all I need is SSH running at home.
With RAID5 you'd get 6TB, so the same as 3x3TB RAID5. Arguably 3TB drives may be more failure prone, but you get more potential storage in your NAS. I'd probably go with the extra storage but it's your call.
Nigga what do you mean by "mobile-support". Shits too big and you can't zoom for shit.
I haven't ever seen or heard anything terrible about 3TB WD Reds yet, but yeah you can go for 2TB.
Keep in mind though that RAID5 is still risky with drives this large, if a drive fails the risk of the rebuild failing due to read error on the other disks can be significant. RAID6 is safer but you need to sacrifice 1 extra drive on its altar.
>1. install ssh
>2. leave your computer on 24/7
>2. you now have a server
1. install ssh, leave on port 22, enable root in config
2. open port 22 to internet on router
3. leave your computer on 24/7
4. you now have a server/botnet