NAS/home servers general
What does /g/ use, software and hardware-wise?
- WD Nas 2TB (Mass Storage)
- Old Core2D iMac running Ubuntu 12 LTS CLI (Plex and Compiling)
- NSLU2 with Debian (CUPS and Web Server)
Also have a Wii running Gentoo with FTP for shits and giggles.
I have 4 1TB HDDs in a software RAID-5 (2.72 TB total). running windows server 2003. used to host my files with in my home network, watch downloaded videos, holding some of my backups (game systems & cell phones).
occasionally make some web apps in .Net. its currently running my hentai manga web app, so i can fap wherever im at.
Six terabytes of easily accessible porn on reliable HGST NAS drives.
>TFW seeing this, while running a Raspberry Pi with a 64GB USB thumbdrive
>"this side out" facing in
Oh shit nigger what are you doing?
Automated TV show tracking, downloading and renaming with Sonarr paired up with Emby as a media server.
Using Kodi as the front end on my tablet while I use the web client on my pc and cast it to mpc-hc using mpc remote
Quite pleased with my setup.
Still moving stuff around and organising it. (moved from 5x different sized hard drives)
Assuming hard disks with an unrecoverable read error rate of 1 in 10^14 bits (100 trillion bits of 12.5TB), in a full 5x3TB RAID5/Z1 setup when a disk fails you are reading 4x3TB of data to reconstruct the failed disk. 4x3TB = 12TB which considering you're due a read error every 12.5TB is very shitty odds.
Furthermore unless the disks' SCTERC has been set, a read error will result in the whole disk that generates the read error getting dropped. At that point you've lost 2x disks from a RAID5/Z1 & are even more screwed.
Can a Turion motherboard even use ECC?
Oh just the thread I'm looking for
So I want to re-purpose an old laptop into a NAS. How would I attach the storage devices? Is a USB2.0 external HDDs good enough? Just films and backup data for my lady and I.
My home server's sitting on my LAN (no WAN access) running FreeBSD on a P4 Dell pre-built, but it's essentially off all the time.
When i want to use it, i pull out my iPhone (or whatever i have in front of me) and wake it up on the lan and use it to stream movies to my WD TV or Apple TV.
It just has 4 drives @ 1 TB each (Greens), not in raid or anything like that because i have another Unix machine on the LAN running/storing backups on everything else, and because WD Green drives are shit with raid.
Anyway, when i have the dosh i'll invest in red drives and a nice low-power machine (that i put together myself, of course).
But i have to tell you -- having the HBO Go App, the FX App and whatever else is coming has really put a hamper on my torrenting.
I've become super-selective about things since i have a cable tv subscription already.
Probably USB3.0 would work better for HD content. Not sure how many drives you want to attach though.
a NAS is a glorified HDD enclosure with LAN and some processing power.
I got the N54L for under £200 and provides cheap running of the server with a small footprint.
The WD Green parking thing can be disabled for the drives so that they don't commit suicide.
I also have a subscription for Netflix and Amazon at some point, and stopped using them as I find more convenient to download what I want and then watch offline (hurr netflix doesn't allow offline viewing, and amazon wouldn't work on my fucking nexus 10)
yeah i'm like that with my fucking movies tbh. dont want/care what everyone's offering in terms of movies because i want what i have, and what i also want isn't available through the legal channels.
anyway, only thing that sucks with my torrenting over the years is securing all the fucking data and constantly worrying about it. it's gotten to the point where i now have a deposit box at a bank that i keep drives in... and update it every six months to a year.
>4 gigs off ram on freenas on the nl54
Jesus Christ that's hell on lava
>I know this because I had a similar build on the nl54.
Also get a network card with double ports you will not regret it
>and an ssd scratch drive at least 120 gigs
Or else everything will be slow as shit.
define Hell on Lava.
And at the moment the server is connected to a router, that connects to another router wirelessly 2 floors down. Not sure what good a second NIC would do.
And I think I'm out of SATA slots.
The onboard nic is shitty under free nas and sometimes bugs out the jails.
Also if you have the custom bios installed just get a sata cable that doubles one port into or get cheap raid controler and plug that shit there.
1x500GB WD Blue as OS drive
2x1TB WD Blue drives as "production" storage drives for media
1x2TB WD Green as the backup drive for the 3 above.
I do light gaymen, browsing, and run Plex server on this machine. I run SyncToy for the media drives and create a new MS backup disk image for the OS drive every couple of months.
I have an external 500GB drive with critical stuff like family pictures and the like that I'm going to take to my mom's place for offsite storage next time I go over there.
I want to build a server with the purpose of running XBMC / some kind of emulation frontend for PS1/N64/MAME/SNES/NES etc games, is this doable? I'm planning on connecting a couple of PS3 pads through USB/Bluetooth for my emulation needs, are these gamepads too hard to setup on Linux via Bluetooth?
any tips or pointers in general are appreciated /g/uys
To be honest you can probably achieve that with a small HTPC with bluetooth and storage attached.
-Are you going to use that pc/server for anything else? (eg torrenting, file sharing, subsonic, ftp?)
-which OS do you want to use?
A 1TB external hdd on a shitty asus eee surf 2g with a broken keyboard. It was cheaper than a rpi, x86, has its own battery and adapter, that's about it. Otherwise I could make use of a gigabit ethernet and usb3 ports. Now I bought an old as fuck laser printer/scanner and I will hook it up for network printing/scanning.
same olde for now
got upgrades planned, just need to save the pennies for it
I got an old-ish system gathering dust, it's an quad core Athlon II, 4GB ram, etc. would something like that be enough to cover my needs?
I would only use one function at a time (e.g. play movies or emulate stuff), but it would be nice to use the system to torrent stuff or use it as a storage server every once in a while.
I know my way around Linux, but I have never attempted to setup a Bluetooth dongle or a ps3 gamepad on it, in windows I have to install unsigned drivers and stuff to use those gamepads, which is why i'm being cautious about the setup, I would definitely prefer to use Linux as its OS if it won't give me a lot of headaches in that department.
I honestly have no clue about linux and ps3 controllers, but it "shouldn't" be too hard.
I'm sure your pc can do what you want. Maybe consider putting 8gb ram and a cheapo graphics card to make sure you can play 1080p decently.
The recommended standard for zfs is 1gb/tb of storage.
Performance so far has been fine. I've been transferring a lot of stuff over and haven't noticed any hogging.
The latest version of FreeNAS wont run on anything with less than 8GB of RAM.
I use PS3Media Server on a linux server and a NAS. NAS publishes an NFS share to various media files (photos, movies, music) and the linux server mounts them, PS3Media Server pushes them to my PS3s via uPnP.
>transmission-qt gui on a server
>remote desktop to a server
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