What are you using your home servers for?
I'm getting one soon to use as an FTP server, game server, and media server.
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Xeon X3210 2.4Ghz
8GB DDR2 ECC
4x2TB in RAID10
RADIUS AAA, backups, webhost, seedbox, mail server, DNS server, and H@H.
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
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.
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
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.
>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.
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?
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
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.
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)
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
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?
Not even once
>i regret going with freenas though
>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.
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.
Cooler Master mini ITX case
celeron 847 dual core
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
Thinkcentre Core2 Duo
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
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
Phenom X6 1055T @stock
32GB ECC 1600
5x4TB + 4x2TB two zpools RAIDZ1
Running FreeNAS as a fileserver, MySQL for centralized XBMC/Kodi library, Plex Server for streaming
ESXi with a couple of VMs (sickbeard/transmission/couchpotato , Zoneminder and Owncloud)
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)
>PCI-X SCSI card
>PCI-X dual port GbE card
>Mac OS X Server 10.5.8
>PlayStation 2 game streaming server
>workstation (share desktop keyboard and trackpad with Synergy)
>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
>2x quad core AMD Opteron 2356 @ 2.3GHz
>12x2GB ECC DDR2 RAM
>1x 160GB HDD
>1x 1TB HDD
>1x AMD Radeon HD 4550
>2x 6 core AMD Opteron 2419 @ 1.8GHz
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...
>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
>falling for bait
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.