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Do You Have A Home Server?

Do You Have A Home Server?

JeffreyJeffrey Member
edited February 2012 in General

Well, I am getting a little board right now, so here is the thread... Do you own a home server?

If so, Answer these questions: HDD Space? ISP? RAM? Processor? Computer Model? Operating System? Uptime? Location? (If this is too personal, do not share)

Here is my setup: I am currently using my old Asus EEE 900 Netbook as a home server to mess with. It is fun to mess with, I like to keep my backups on it also.
Asus EEE 900 Server Specs: 512MB DDR Ram 4GB SSD (Server running off of 180GB Maxtor External HDD) Intel Celeron Mobile @ 900Mhz ISP: Road Runner, 10mbp/s down 1mbp/s up Operating System: CrunchBang Linux (OpenBox Linux Distro based on Debian 6 Stable) Control Panel: OpenPanel Location: Central Florida Uptime: jeffrey@Shark:~$ uptime 17:02:34 up 43 days, 3:15, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 jeffrey@Shark:~$

Relax brah
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  • I really want to learn about this, can you give me a trustable reference how to do this? :)

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  • @Andri, How to turn a computer in your house into a server? That is easy! :P

    Relax brah
  • @Jeffrey said: That is easy! :P

    Well, not for a pure noob like me, mate. :D

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  • We just run a NAS drive for all our storage in a RAID1

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  • lumaluma Member
    edited February 2012

    I have 2, mostly used for Vmware vSphere lab.

    Host: Dell T410 2x Xeon 5520 (4c with ht) 32GB DDR3 (I got 8GB with it a few years ago, recently upgraded to 32GB for a few hundred dollars) 6x 1TB 7200 SATA Raid 50 Perc 6i controller running vSphere 5.0 hypervisor

    Storage: Homemade box with: E3-1220 cpu (4c, I swear this cpu is faster than the 2 xeons in the T410 lol) 16GB DDR3 8x 1.5TB 7200rpm drives 4x 80GB 2.5 inch drive (boot drives, mirrored, 2 spares as I got them on sale) NexentaStor OS ZFS raid

    I also have a Dell Optiplex 760 (core2duo, 8GB of ram) that I use a second host when I need to test High availability or vmotion stuff (moving a vm from one host to another)

    The Dell is overkill, but I got a good discount on it and could not say no to it. The storage server is overkill as well for storage but it was fairly inexpensive to build and the entire machine uses 40 watts of power at idle, it costs nothing to run it.

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  • Here is a little html page loading from my home server, http://server.jeffthecomputergeek.com. Beware, it is protected with Cloudflare! ;)

    Relax brah
  • QNap TS-219p+
    HDD    2x 2 TB (raid 1)
    RAM    512mb DDRIII
    CPU    ARM Feroceon [email protected]
    OS      Debian Squeeze
    

    I use it as http proxy/filter, development web environment, dns proxy, ipv6 gateway, nfs server, smb server and few other daemons.

    Repositories: Debian: EU & US - Ubuntu: Openlitespeed & Personal PPA ~ Opensource projects: GitHub

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  • Home server? Okay.

    "protected"? edit.170.edit.219

  • HP Pavilion XL756 Pentium III 667MHz 128MB SDRAM 30GB HDD 100Mbit NIC, connected to a 100Mbit switchport ISP: Windstream, 12Mbps down, 768kbps up OS: Debian 6 Location: Concord, North Carolina, USA Uptime:

     # uptime
     21:18:54 up 5 days,  4:04,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    It is currently hosting a game server (Live for Speed) and an IRC bot written in PHP.

  • Self built Intel Mainboard Atom N270 at 1.6 ghz 2GB RAM DDR2 1x 80GB IDE 4x 250GB SATA (with the help of a pci card) Debian 6

    Mostly use as a NAS, but also works as a home dev server. Uptime, less than a month.

  • HDD Space? 120 GB 3200RPM 2.5" IDE ISP? Virgin Media, 60/6 mbit/s RAM? 512MB DRR Processor? Athlon XP-M, 1.2Ghz Computer Model? HP Pavilion Laptop Operating System? XP SP3 Uptime? A few months if soft reboots for updates don't count ;)

    I use it as a HTTP server for quick sharing of files, Subsonic Server, for idling on a second Team Fortress 2 account, and various other daemons on it so I can manage it remotely, FTP/VNC and so on.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member
    edited February 2012

    HDD Space? Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB ISP? BrightHouse RAM? 2GB DDR2 Processor? Intel Atom 230 @ 1.60GHz Computer Model? Custom Operating System? Arch Linux Uptime? 163 days, 8:54 Location? Pinellas Park, FL

    Pic!

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, TX, and AZ
    Test our network here: Drgn.biz
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  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited February 2012

    I have a couple of boxes running debian as host OS and various distros and xp as guests. Main (and the one online 24/7) is E350 powered, 8 gb ram and hosts my freenas on it's own HDD of 2 TB, 2 Tor VPSes on 2 connections, an XP for the cameras and internet radio receiver, a VPS for hosting my friends with EHCP, a pfSense for QoS and failover + TS3 server with max 200 slots on Debian too. The main HDD is 1 TB. The other box is similar, only 4 gb ram, tho, and running Xen as host and SME Servers as guests and is not on permanently, only when I need to test stuff since I use SME for my work and my friends which want servers SOHO mostly. HDD for VMs is 1x400 gb and the OS on a laptop HDD of 80 gb. Using VMWare Server on main and Xen the secondary because that is the setup at work, but I did prefer VMWare Server before, too bad it is discontinued now. E350/E450 are great for my needs, mostly BW and space, not CPU intensive and they are draining little power, have passive cooling, can survive long blackouts on a small UPS together with the media converters and a couple of switches+DD-WRT router, very stable, running for months at a time, only interrupted so far by very long blackouts (welcome to Romania where power is less reliable than the Internet). If you want a limited home server that wont drain too much power and can still host a lot of VPSes, Atom 510/525, E350/E450 integrated on the mobo with passive cooling are doing a fine job for traffic, routing, forums, TS3, etc. I/O is a pain tho, I use Samsung HDDs for their low thermal output but they are not known for great speed, even on SATA3 and a RAID/SAS solution is deffinitelly overkill for my budget and power restrictions. M P.S. 1 ISPs are RCS-RDS and Romtelecom, one is 10-20 Mbps up and down (advertised as 100, but rarely reaches 50) the other is 30 down, 6 up but is really delivering 90% of that. Both cost about 10 EUR in average with second being a bit more. P.S. 2 I may take a pic if I remember :)

    top - 22:32:38 up 906 days, 2:58, 1 user, load average: 3.94, 5.13, 8.38

  • MrDOSMrDOS Member
    edited February 2012

    HDD Space: 2x1TB WD Blacks ISP: local WISP RAM: 4GB DDR2 Processor: 3.4GHz Pentium D Computer Model: IBM System x3250 Operating System: Debian 5 Uptime: 46 days, 7:48 (stupid power outages) Location: Ontario

    Box takes a ridiculous amount of power idle (~115 watts) so I'll probably retire it at some point in summer in favour of something less expensive to run. All it really does is samba, µTorrent, svn, ircd, JIRA, and a bit of http.

  • CPU : AMD Athlon(tm) 7750 Dual-Core Processor
    Ram : 3gb
    OS : Ubuntu
    Disk : 32x2tb in raid60
    Uptime : 00:11:40 up 151 days

    I use the box for, 1 Windows Home Server runs in KVM, the rest is used for media storage, as well as fetching copies of backups for Hostigation web/solus/cacti/centreon data. No customer data is backed up to my house.

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  • @miTgiB said: Disk : 32x2tb in raid60

    IR jealous! What kind of drives? We just got rid of a bunch of 2TB Samsungs because the IO was horrible in RAID50 no matter what RAID controller we used. :(

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, TX, and AZ
    Test our network here: Drgn.biz
  • @miTgiB said: Disk : 32x2tb in raid60

    Whoa, that's a lot of storage for "media"

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited February 2012

    "We just got rid of a bunch of 2TB Samsungs because the IO was horrible in RAID50 no matter what RAID controller we used. :(" IO on Samsungs is really horrible, but they are also low key in noise, heat and pretty reliable. At least the low end versions of different brands I tried so far. It ultimately depends on what you use them for, in case of back-ups and media storage, well, that works. M

    top - 22:32:38 up 906 days, 2:58, 1 user, load average: 3.94, 5.13, 8.38

  • They were reliable as hell but when we tried using them for storage but it was just to slow to do anything and we couldn't even max out our 1Gbps connection (max was 500Mbps).

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, TX, and AZ
    Test our network here: Drgn.biz
  • @Jeffrey: crunchbanglinux is awesome, using it too for like a year haha

    I use http://tuxlite.com to configure all my VPSes and I love it!

  • I brought both CrunchBang and ArchBang ISOs to work with me tonight, not sure which I'm going with to replace my Fedora install. :(

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, TX, and AZ
    Test our network here: Drgn.biz
  • @KuJoe said: I brought both CrunchBang and ArchBang ISOs to work with me tonight, not sure which I'm going with to replace my Fedora install. :(

    :O Why would you replace Fedora? Fedora is awesome!

  • It's to "heavy". I guess I can install Openbox on it to see how it feels but I like the minimalist approach.

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, TX, and AZ
    Test our network here: Drgn.biz
  • djvdorpdjvdorp Member
    edited February 2012

    @KuJoe said: I brought both CrunchBang and ArchBang ISOs to work with me tonight, not sure which I'm going with to replace my Fedora install. :(

    While I have absolutely no experience with archbang, i love the debian core of cruchbang :)

    I use http://tuxlite.com to configure all my VPSes and I love it!

  • MikHoMikHo Member
    edited February 2012

    @Jeffrey said: HDD Space? ISP? RAM? Processor? Computer Model? Operating System? Uptime?

    Bunch of old computers doing different stuff ... bringing everything into one vsphere 5 server when theres some spare time during evenings.

    The vsphere is a HP ML110G5 with one X3330 Intel Xeon. 6,5 TB 7 GB RAM

    ~ # uptime 08:27:55 up 53 days, 12:40, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    ISP is Telia (Sweden), dynamic IP which is shit ... but I'll cope :)

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  • One pc used as scratch NAS (was a development machine with web server/svn/git repositories)

    Disk: 2x500GB sata in software raid ISP: myself (I'm the CTO there) with a static /29 RAM: 6GB Processor: AMD 64 X2 Computer: homemade OS: unmanageable linux (it was debian etch one time, but it was used for all kind of custom library compilation and development so it was left waiting for a reinstall, now I and my wife bet on the day it will die)

    uptime 09:38:00 up 1105 days, 23:08, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    :-)

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  • @miTgiB said: Disk : 32x2tb in raid60

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  • MrAndroidMrAndroid Member
    edited February 2012

    Yes.

    1Ghz ARM Marvell 1GB DDR3 RAM 8TB in Raid 6 (5.7TB Usable) 2x1Gbit Uplink Linux ofc.

    Uptime: 29 day 14 Hour 9 Minute(s)

    ISP: It is for the home. but BT.

    All the computers, tv's, stereo systems, phones connect to it inside the house and share and stream media from it.

    The Original Daniel.

  • CPU model :    Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 330 @ 1.60GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 1596.246 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2004 MB
    Total amount of swap : 375 MB
    System uptime :   60 days, 18:19,
    Download speed : (9.29MB/s)
    I/O speed : 10.9MB/s
    

    Very good I/O speed, the system is installed on an USB stick :D

    ISP?

    Unitymedia (cable internet provider) 128 mb/s down; 5 mb/s up

    Operating System?

    Ubuntu Server Edition

    It has a 250gb external HDD attached and i use it mainly as NAT/router and for usenetting

  • Am running a NAS With OpenVPN,Bittorrent,Music Streaming,Twonky Media Server.FTP,

    800MHZ Arm9 512MB RAM 4GB SWAP 4TB HDD's (2TB Accessible) Linux 10Mbps Uplink

  • Yes, it hosts my XBMC library and my SickBeard, CouchPotato and Headphones files.

    CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9650 RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 HDD: 1x 500GB, 2x1TB Uplink: 1Gbit uplink ISP: UPC 120Mb/10Mb

    Proud member of the VPS Collectors Club

  • LoL, I forgot to include my HP 2133 or Synology DS110j...

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, TX, and AZ
    Test our network here: Drgn.biz
  • Mine's quite lame:

    • AMD 64 single core
    • 512MB RAM
    • 80GB IDE harddrive
    • Acer "Ferrari" laptop
    • 24x CDROM, DVD reader (don't think it writes DVD's)

    It was my 2nd laptop ever and now is just used for any stallion development I want to get done. It's a sluggish laptop though so i'm probably going to just move it to a local vmware instance.

    Francisco

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  • @liam said: Home connection? How much are you paying for that?

    That'd be so awesome.

    Francisco

    BuyVM - OpenVZ & KVM Based / TUN, PPTP, FUSE, SIT & GRE Enabled! / Stallion Control Panel
  • I live in the middle of no where, in lucky to get 7Mbps down. I was referring to the uplink to my home network.

    Half the time my 3G is faster then my home DSL, I get around 12Mbpa down and 4Mbps up on HSPA+

    The Original Daniel.

  • @liam said: We were paying like £44 ($65) for 1mb up (250-500kbps) and 10 down (8-10mbps) up until autumn.

    In Canada you can get on with shaw and get a pretty solid deal. I'm paying $50/m for 50mbit/5mbit and 400GB/m of usage.

    You can actually get a 100mbit/15Mbit fully unmetered plan for ~$120/m.

    Francisco

    BuyVM - OpenVZ & KVM Based / TUN, PPTP, FUSE, SIT & GRE Enabled! / Stallion Control Panel
  • gsrdgrdghdgsrdgrdghd Member
    edited February 2012

    @Daniel said: I live in the middle of no where, in lucky to get 7Mbps down

    You can still be lucky about that, at my old place i got 1Mbps down/128 kbit up Now i have cable internet 128/5mbit unlimited for 45€/month (i download around 500gb-1tb every month)

  • @liam said: Shaw is pretty bad quality if i recall correctly. We got upgraded to 32mbit/4mbit for free though. We just had the same old plan which hadn't been changed since 1995 or something.

    they've been good in victoria thankfully :)

    Can't speak for the rest though.

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  • sturdyvpssturdyvps Member
    edited February 2012

    Well, i've got 7 servers :)

    Its a mix of 2 HP, 1 Dell, 1 IBM, 3 custom made ones. All of them have 4GB RAM, 2 x250GB Hard Disk, RAID 1, Quad Core processors. The reason i have so many servers is that some of them are for testing OpenVZ patches, any new services i may offer in the future so all 7 of them are being used for something.

    SturdyVPS - Providing affordable and top-quality VPS Solutions in NL / USA.

  • I have a hp proliant dl380 g3 but I hardly run it because its sooooo noisy and draws about 500w power

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited February 2012

    OMG, that is some hefty internet bill... I remember the times I had a leased line with 4K i was sharing with the neighbourhood and which costed 3 times more than 512/256 in Sweden... Probably such situations spawned the current huge competition that allows for a real synchronous 10-20 mb for 10 euro (advertised as 100 mb tho...) I live in an old (historic) part of the town and I can still get 10-15 providers if I search well at prices ranging from 10 to 75 Euro for a 100 mb line, with different guarantees and real speeds, of course... http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/ That doesnt show the price, tho...

    "I have a hp proliant dl380 g3 but I hardly run it because its sooooo noisy and draws about 500w power" I really dont understand ppl that have so many energy hungry machines at home, one main reason for which I use VPSes is that the energy bill is higher than most LEBs cost... M

    top - 22:32:38 up 906 days, 2:58, 1 user, load average: 3.94, 5.13, 8.38

  • OneTwoOneTwo Member
    edited February 2012

    HDD Space? 80GB (Going to get 4TB HDD) RAM? 512MB Processor? P4 Operating System? Debian Linux 4.0 Uptime? 122 days Location? In the roof.

    Ponies are g&y.

  • Virginmedia UK, 100Mbit broadband for like £30 / £40 a Month. Unlimited Bandwidth(It's actually unmetered).

    @Francisco said: In Canada you can get on with shaw and get a pretty solid deal. I'm paying $50/m for 50mbit/5mbit and 400GB/m of usage.

    You can actually get a 100mbit/15Mbit fully unmetered plan for ~$120/m.

    Francisco

  • HDD Space? 8GB CF ISP? AT&T RAM? 64MB Processor? 133 mhz 486 Computer Model? Soekris net-4521 Operating System? OpenBSD 5.0 Uptime? 6:19AM up 16 days, 17:13, 1 user, load averages: 0.12, 0.13, 0.16 Location? On windows ledge.

  • @charliecron lol, what do you use that for?

  • Just a secure way to get into my home network, from work. It runs ddclient, denyhosts. Also keep an screen-irssi running to chat with Atari 8-bit folks on irc. It also runs an atari800 emulator in ncurses mode.

  • Cool, one day I will put up an old project of mine, Z80 hosting. Dont laugh, I am serious. M

    top - 22:32:38 up 906 days, 2:58, 1 user, load average: 3.94, 5.13, 8.38

  • Your not the only one who has thought of that sort of thing :)

  • I currently have 2 machines running home servers, 1 for a media center, the other running 2 killing floor servers and whatever else I feel like running. HDD Space: 320GB ISP: StarHub Cable Vision Ltd RAM: 2GB Processor: model name : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N550 @ 1.50GHz Computer Model: Asus 1015PEM Operating System: CentOS 6.2 Uptime: root@applejack [~]# uptime 20:33:03 up 3 days, 8 min, 2 users, load average: 0.03, 0.08, 0.03 Location: lolwat.

    And the other one: HDD Space: 60GB RAM: 512MB Processor: Intel Pentium 4M 2.4GHz Computer Model: Unknown. Operating System: Debian Uptime: 20:34:01 up 14 days, 12 mins, 1 user Location: Again, lolwat.

  • My home server is brand new and runs Debian 6 on a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard with Celeron CPU G540 @ 2.50GHz, 8GB RAM, 80GB SSD and a 2TB HD. It runs kvm with virtual machines for fileserver, mailserver, squeezeserver, trac, webserver and some more.

    The uptime is at the moment 3 days.

    I also have a server I use for storing backups. This server is booted each night by WOL and the data from the virtual machines is rsynced to it.

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