low power Linux home server suggestion?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 25, 2011
I am looking for some advice on a Linux home server. I'd like it to be
low power and reliable. I have searched and found a lot of information online already, but it's too hard to choose due to the many options and opinions.
The main reasons for me to get a home server are (more or less in order of priority):I'd like to have my files centrally, so I can reach them from my laptop, my PC, my phone, from work etc ( or stream them)
I'd like to have my own e-mail server for my own domain(s), perhaps also Jabber
I'd like to have my own web server to develop and perhaps even to host a website
I might play around with home automation in the future
Of course I am not here to ask questions regarding the software I would need, but I'd like to get a nice low power (I am a bit of an environmentalist, but not extreme) and reliable server.
Two products I found interesting were these:
Putting to sleep our Linux home server saving power
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 21, 2012
If anyone can be interested I've made a little guide to explain the solution I use at home to save a little power suspending my home web server when not used.
Putting to sleep our Linux home server
Some people have a Linux home server that provide its services to internet. It can provide a little website, a personal cloud (like owncloud), a ftp server or a video surveillance server. Anyway, to provide these services, it's mandatory to keep server powered on and connected to the home internet line.
This guide wants to provide a solution to limit our server energy consumption while keeping services reachable 24 hours a day.
-linux server with wake on lan enabled nic (mine is a web server with Ubuntu Server 12.04)
-flat internet connection with static ip address or dynamic dns configured
-router or access point with OpenWrt (or similar operating system) on board
-knowledge on how network works
1. Power management configuration on Linux server
The first t
Advice on Building a Linux Home Server and Upgrading Hardware in Future
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 26, 2012
I am interested in making a home server. For few weeks I have been doing research on both Windows Server 2012 and Linux Ubuntu Server.
I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and after last few days of research, I have understood/played around with basics of linux and the command line interface using Virtualbox.
Before I build my server and start transferring/backing up files onto the server, I have few questions.
Currently I am planning on installing the server on an old desktop. The BIOS doesn't have UEFI. I have the following hard drives available to use on my desktop: 1x 500GB, 2x 3TB. The desktop has 2x hard drive bays available for use. I can probably make it 3, if I disconnect the optical drive. At the moment only 1x 500GB and 1x 3TB is sufficient for me.
My concern is building a future proof server, I want to make sure I will be able to upgrade my hardware (enclosure or add more hard drives). I know right now my desktop is old, and only fits 2 hard drives, but in the future, I might
Linux Home Server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 21, 2009
I've just started toying with the idea of a proper home server, rather than just a media server / HTPC.
I'm surprised no one else is interested in Amahi (only a handful of threads mention it here). It looks brilliant, and has better (and more) features than Windows Home Server.
The Amahi website mentions future support for Ubuntu, although I think I recall this being said over a year ago. It doesn't look hopeful. The Ubuntu Home Server project appears to have gone dormant, with a new (presumably Ubuntu-based project) in the form of Satega having been created. Just have to wait for evidence of progress...
Given Fedora's desktop (rather than server) focus, and its short support cycles, I would have thought Ubuntu (especially LTS) would be a much better base for Amahi. It is a shame that the Amahi project couldn't be better supported by our community.
Anyway, as for my personal project: I think I'll just experiment with Ubuntu for the time being...
I can see how Ubuntu Server +
Linux home server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 26, 2008
I'm currently running Ubuntu as primary OS on my home computer and some amazing environmental utility's has been inserted since I tried Debian a few years ago. Now I'm thinking about setting up a Linux server for home use, the server needs to perform the following tasks:
-Run as a FTP server
-Can be remotely controlled through the network and the web
-Playing music, connecting it to my stereo
What platform do you recommend for this job? Can I just download Ubuntu server and plug n' play?
Thanks for the answers
All in 1 Linux Home Server Project: Advice Wanted!!
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2012
New to the forum! Any advice or knowledgewould be great.
My mission is to accomplish an all in 1 home server option. Imcurrently running freenas on the hardware below, but wish to expand. What kindof level of Linux knowledge to complete this? Ive taken class on Unix/Linux, I knowbasic commands and know the VI editor and the Linux environment. I been leaningtowards Ubuntu Desktop distro because anything I cannot do in CLI, can beconfigured in the GUI(OR so I thought). What are your feelings on this? Is therea better distro for my purpose? Ive looked into Amahi, but I didn’t find it capableof accomplishing all of my needs.
I basically want to be able to access everything on my home network, outsidemy network while I’m away using a registered domain(Example: www.myname.com . Iwork full time and go to school part time(CIS major). Because of this, I needaccess to all my files and documents from my home via a web browser. Onceeverything is up and running, I w
Ubuntu 11.04 Linux Home Server Hardware Configuration
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 5, 2011
i'm going to build a small, low power linux home server. I will use my home server for development purposes (it will run a LAMP platform plus a SVN server, teamviewer, ssh server).
After some days doing my homeworks i managed to put togheter an hardware configuration for the server. The configuration i found is:
MB: Intel Desktop Board D525MW
RAM: 2 x Kingston 2GB Non-ECC, Unbuffered, 1066MHz, Synch 1.875, DDR3 SODIMM - KVR1066D3S8S7/2G
Here are my questions:
1) Anyone has experience with this configuration ?
2) Do you know if it is fully supported on Ubuntu 11.04 ?
3) If i buy a mini-itx case with a 300w power supply will the power consumption stick around 40W ? (yes this is a newbie one)
Thanks for your time
Complete Linux Home Server??
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 2, 2009
I have been messing around with the idea of using Ubuntu as a Complete Home Server. By Complete I mean the following.
File and Print Server
Domain Controller to allow roaming profiles
Media Server with Transcoding for PS3, XBOX and Mobile Devices
Easy Disk Expansion so all file and media space is always seen as one drive.
I have left off web server as I am not sure how secure it would be to host a website on the same server as you have all your files etc. Unless someone can tell me different it seems unsafe. Possible one could be run from a virtual server on the same box?
I have had limited success getting this set up. I have tried SAMBA with both LDAP and TDB back ends as a domain controller both of which worked after a fashion but I could not get my Epson Photo Stylus Printer to work from a windows PC either time until I installed the ubuntu-desktop package which I don't mind but it installs a ton of stuff
[SOLVED] Linux Home Server Kubuntu 12.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 16, 2013
Hello one and all. I am brand new to this forum and this is my very first post. I will give a background about myself. I am a Microsoft Windows System Administrator at my current company. I know all about Windows and all the technologies involved. But I want to learn about linux...I am dying to learn linux. I want a reason to leave behind the world of Microsoft. MAKE ME BELIEVE!!
Enough of the background...on to my question.
I want to run a home linux server. Let's start out by giving you guys the basic info on my server hardware.
AMD X6 (Six-Core) @ 2.7GHz
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
6TB (6 x 1TB drives)
Now I will tell you the current software configuration:
Windows Server 2012 Standard
VMware workstation (running two VMS)
VM #1 = Server 2012 IIS 8.0 webserver
VM #2 = Sophos UTM 9 gateway
The host is providing mail services (with mDaemon), active directory, dns, and handling the dhcp scopes.
It is also providing file services and makes use of the storage I have via a software called Fle
Linux Home Server HOWTO
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 5, 2004
EDIT: This HOWTO has now been re-written for Fedora Core 5 (18 Jun 2006).
Im currently drafting an installation guide to configure Linux as a networked home server with all the email, www, smtp, ftp, dns, dhcp, squid, mySQL, samba, NFS (etc) applications documented.
I have currently reached draft status on the first 7 (of 20 odd) chapters and am ready for interested parties to read/test it (there are some little sections still lacking).
Why in the Fedora forum? Because it has been drafted with FC3 specific configurations (yum, up2date, step-by-step install guide), and I would like these tested if possible. These distro specific sections will eventually be moved to annexes in later revisions, allowing it to be a more generic document supporting further distros (the plan anyway).
The HOWTO is currently located at http://www.brennan.id.au while it is being drafted and will be moved on completion.
I appreciate any feedback/comments on the document, particularly if the conc
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