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Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:58 am
by hayden
Hey guys.

So let's put some live into this thread:

my HDA is a Atom D510 machine with 2 gigs of RAM and just 320GB HDD but it's gonna be loaded with a 1TB hdd asap.
there's hardly any data on this little thing so don't wonder bout the picture coming next:
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well that's it: a pic of my little baby coming asap

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:22 pm
by moredruid
woohoo! my girlfriend agreed to let me buy new stuff!!! :P

We're getting a HP ProLiant ML110 G6 Xeon Quad Core with 4GB RAM, SmartArray RAID card and ILO (Integrated Lights Out management).

I'll post pics as soon as I have it up and running (with my 2 port Gb NIC and data drives installed :ugeek: )

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:17 am
by whetu
There's not much to mine... I'm a linux admin by day (bsd guy at heart) and I was in need of a NAS to consolidate data to, handle backups, feed media to my homebrew Wii etc... I grabbed an Acer H340, which is basically an Atom 230 with a couple gigs of memory, a gigabit nic and 4 SATA-II bays. It currently has 2Tb but could crank to 4x that... I won't allow WHS in my home (I barely tolerate Vista on my gf's laptop), so I didn't even bother booting WHS up on this - Amahi fit the bill and it went (more or less) straight on :)
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The drink is Jameson's whiskey, neat.
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Windows, LOL.

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:40 am
by cale250
Well, mine is an older machine... and a failure at that too. Running bare minimums. Need to upgrade, but I don't have the money.

Some other info:
- 8 Apps installed (Webmin, Amahitunes, Transmission, Family Connections, OpenVPN ALS, phpSysInfo, Gallery 2 and MediaWiki)
- 1 webapp installed (BASE)
- Snort IDS installed
- Build machine for i386+ (my laptop is amd64)
- Local code repositories on there
- Crashplan installed
- Running Amahi Express w/ some tweaks

If anybody really, really wants pics of the dino, I'll post.
And yes, I left the hostname as is. Guess I'm up for a new one too.

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:46 am
by nogaz
Here's my little diy homeserver, "mad props" to the friendly folks in #amahi for the little bit of tweaking that was needed to get it to work.
Gigabyte ga-510ud motherboard with 4gigs of ram, 30gb ssd to hold amahi and 3x2tb samsung ecodrives (for now..) for storage. Fractal Design array case, for size comparison the box on the right is a Zotac Zbox (pretty small).

also, it appears I need to rework some cables and vacum alittle :oops:

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:13 am
by gboudreau
[click for bigger version]

NZXT Gamma PC case (

2 x IDE HDDs
1 x IDE HDD connected using USB inside the case (died)
Total HDD space: 7.6TB

Motherboard: Biostar A760G; 6 x SATA + 2 x IDE connectors! :) ... 6813138138

RAM: 2GB (eBay)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (eBay)

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:15 pm
by cpg
@nogaz Really nice case! Love it!

@gboudreau: your rig makes me so jealous

i'm still on a 5-year old box!

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:33 am
by moredruid
Well, finally I made a picture of my new server, fully loaded
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here's the phpsysinfo:
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Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:58 am
by cpg
wow, very nice!
(presumably this is the one that gave you so much trouble to install?)

Re: Show Us your home server

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:29 pm
by moredruid
yup that's the one. everything is working fine after selecting ext3 as a filesystem type. Samsung was very nice to send me 2 new (refurb?) drives since 2 drives got thrashed during the first install phase. I've since set up md-raid (I'm not using the software raid on the mainboard): md0 is 2x750Gb; md1 is 2x1TB. I tested failing a drive (the "small" one; the rebuild takes quite long) and that worked fine so I'm glad that's worked out.

I also set up something new as a backup for my gf's backups on her Mac.
Time Machine is quite finicky when it comes to the drive that it's backing up to, so I experimented a little.
I set up an iSCSI server on the Amahi box (1 LV that's exported as an iSCSI lun). I then installed globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for OS X by Studio Network Solutions (free (only community supported) iSCSI client for OS X) on the Mac.
I configured it to "see" the iSCSI lun; since it's presented to the OS as a normal disk Time Machine accepts this without any tweaking; of course you need to partition the drive first (it's a blank disk as far as the Mac is concerned).

If someone wants to have a more thorough explanation I'll be glad to write it up.