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14-Feb-2008, 09:05 PM #1
Home Server from old pc
Hello

Need some help on converting an old pc to a home based sever, what do i need to do to the old pc os (which doesnt have one anymore) All my home pc are window base ,can i use linux as the server os. I have some kind of a idea, but any help would be great!

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15-Feb-2008, 08:30 AM #2
For a small network, you can use Windows, your limited to 5 connections for XP-Home, and 10 for XP-Pro or W2K. You can also use Linux with SAMBA for a file server, and there are no connection limitations.
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15-Feb-2008, 07:13 PM #3
hi!
what do you mean when you say HOME SERVER?
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15-Feb-2008, 11:13 PM #4
able to excess multi media and back up other pc on our network I guess an NAS, Which am reading more about.

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15-Feb-2008, 11:23 PM #5
Do you want to do anything besides storage? If you want to run a LAMP server to have some intranet calendar or bulletin board then you can easily use Linux.

If you just need storage for backup and multimedia then a NAS is easier to set up and uses less electricity but you could take your old computer, slap in a PCI dual SATA raid controller and run Linux with an FTP server (or Windows with a shared folder you can map as a network drive) on it if you want the protection of a redundant RAID hard drive set up.

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15-Feb-2008, 11:40 PM #6
Here are some links for you to check out:

HERE

HERE

AND HERE

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16-Feb-2008, 09:39 PM #7
NAS (Network-attached storage), right?

I've heard of this FreeNAS and you might be interested on it
http://www.freenas.org/


At a Glance
Lightweight BSD NAS distro with minimal hardware requirements and maximum features.

Pros >>
• Polished web-based configuration
• Painless installation
• Runs on anything supported by BSD
• Good offering of network protocols

Cons >>
• No folder-level permission settings yet
• Hardware and driver limited performance

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30179/75/


...dailycupoftech loves FreeNAS
http://www.dailycupoftech.com/2006/1...ek-ftp-server/

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17-Feb-2008, 11:54 AM #8
FreeNAS runs on a full computer, if you're interested in power savings, one of the stand-alone NAS boxes will consume only a few watts on standby (when not being accessed), and 20-25 watts when operating.
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