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Re: [vox-tech] home server choice
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Re: [vox-tech] home server choice

   the linux kernel supports software RAID. best to 
implement it at install time (the installer lets you 
do this at the partitioning phase). 

On Sun, 2009-09-20 at 07:50 -0400, Hai Yi wrote:
> first, i have already had my server running on a ubuntu box at home, i
> want to upgrade it to a more reliable solution since my data become
> more important.
> As to Tony's question, the services I need to have are: web pages,
> ssh, ftp, and svn; also as a media server for internal use.
> I have only a home router, but it's fine for me, at least for now; i
> don't really need a static IP, everytime it changes, I just re-route
> it, it doesn't happen too often.
> As of the hard disk, I am thinking of 1TB, and having a raid support,
> but I heard we can have it in a software way?
> Thanks!
> Hai
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 12:40 AM, Tony Cratz <cratz@hematite.com> wrote:
> > Scott Miller wrote:
> >> Well any computer will work for a home server. From a random old
> >> pentium laptop, some old donated pentium III machine, or a big
> >> expensive $$$$ honkin' box.
> >>
> >> That particular Dell is ok, but consider it is not quiet nor low
> >> powered. Also it will require (noisy) SCSI drives ($$$$).
> >>
> >> Redhat is great, but unless you need to pay Redhat for a support
> >> contract there are other good free options. (Ubuntu!)
> >>
> >> FWIW my home "server" is a $149 MSI Wind Atom-based box,
> >
> >
> >        Before we can really answer your question of what you need
> >        for a home server we really need the following answered:
> >
> >        What do YOU mean by 'home server'? Do you mean you will be
> >        providing services to the outside world such as web pages,
> >        E-mail, SSH, DNS, FTP and or VoIP?
> >
> >        Or do you mean you want it to be a web proxy, WiFi, file server
> >        or media server in the house?
> >
> >        The reason why I ask is they are two different type services.
> >        They can be on the same box but they are really two type of
> >        servers. Also with one which provide services to the outside
> >        world you may need a different router then a standard home
> >        router and maybe static IP(s).
> >
> >        Scott brings up a very good point about SCSI drives ($$$$).
> >        But let me also add something else to think about. Now days
> >        if you are going to be providing a lot of disc space it is
> >        getting harder to find cheap IDE drives. Most drives now are
> >        SATA. Which brings up the question of how much disc space
> >        do you plan to have on your server? Which then may mean
> >        you need to look at a box which will support a number of
> >        hard drives or look at a NAS (Network address storage) box.
> >
> >        We can throw out a number of ideas but until we really know
> >        what you mean by a 'home server' we never really will be able
> >        to answer your question.
> >
> >
> >
> >                                                        Tony
> >
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