Microsoft Server Admin in St. Louis, MO
First just want to say how helpful this site has been. I’m only a novice Linux user and have been wanting to do basically everything on this side for a while now (NAS, Media streaming, Virtualization, etc..), and had only just recently got a Ubuntu Desktop machine up and running with a basic Samba share (it didn't even auto mount on boot). I almost fell out of my chair when I found this site,
with step by step guides for all this, and explanations for all the different technologies. Already re-installed to Ubuntu Server 12.04 (which I was a little scared off before, because of the command line interface
), and on my way to the Linux Home Server I have been dreaming of.
Anyway, here is my hardware setup: (FYI, most of it is scavenged)Case:
HP xw9400 WorkstationProcessor:
2 * Dual-Core AMD Opteron 2216, 2.4GHz, L1 256KB, L2 2MBMemory:
8GB (4 * 2GB) DDR2-667 ECC memory - will hopefully be getting 4 * 1GB to bring me up to 12GB total.Hard Drives: LSI Logic SAS1068
2 * HP 2.5” 146GB 10K rpm SAS (RAID 1) in ICY DOCK Silm DVD-ROM & 2 Bay 2.5” HDD 5.25” Drive Bay CageVM Storage:
3 * 3.5” 300GB 15K rpm SAS (RAID 5) in Thermaltake MAX-2533 2 - 5.25” Drive Bay CanisterSnapRAIDMedia:
2 * WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200rpm SATA
WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200rpm SATA
Barracuda 7200.11 640GB 7200rpm SATA
Samsung SP2504C 250GB 7200rpm SATASoftware:
In the process of following your guide verbatim. Currently setting up SnapRAID. Had a hang up with GRUB during the OS install, took me forever to figure out what was wrong. Turns out the GRUB install part defaulted to /sda but I still had my 2 WD 2TB drives hooked up, so my RAID1 that I was installing to was /sdc... Like I said Linux novice.
Plans for down the road are a few VM’s on KVM for my wife and I, a personal Cloud setup like http://owncloud.org/
that Andy recomended a few posts back (thanks, taking a look at it now
), maybe a website, minecraft server, teamspeak server, and anything else that catches my eye.
Thanks again Ian (a.k.a. Mr. HaveTheKnowHow),
This is an awesome site, and I will be spending a lot of time here for the foreseeable future.