Hi everyone, We're coming up to We Got Served's ten year anniversary and I've been taking a good look at the site to work through some plans for the future. I wanted to give you all a couple of weeks notice that I'll be closing WGS Forums at the end of this month. As you'll be aware, the forums were opened to support Windows Home Server users and have done so brilliantly, thanks to everyone's participation. However, with each day that passes, there are fewer and fewer WHS deployments out there, meaning that forum registrations and traffic has now dwindled. I've tried a few times over the years to test some forums on related or adjacent topics, however, they simply haven't caught on. It's clear that these were always going to be predominately Windows Home Server forums and, with the passing of that platform, they've served their purpose well. So, please take some time to archive anything you need over the next two weeks. Access to the forums will end on Jan 31st 2017. Many, many thanks once again for your participation and support here. It's been a great community! Very best wishes Terry
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I built the server described in this manual with 9TB of storage in a RAID array that brought my capacity down to about 6TB after all was said and done.
While that seems like a lot, my media collection is pushing me close to capacity and I'd like to expand my storage significantly. I have one disk bay left in the box that I can use so that is basically a dead end. Replacing all the drives with higher capacity disks is an option but I fear only for a short while as I am currently putting about 25GB a week of data on the disks and want to ramp that up to as much as humanly possible.
My question is this: I have one card bay that was left empty in the construction of the server. The manual mentioned it could be used for a graphics card or other card of similar interface. Not entirely sure what the type is off the top of my head though.
Can I drop a interface card of some kind into that slot and add a second box to my system that is filled with nothing but disks? Something like a RAID controller that ties in a large capacity NAS into the mix? I'd ideally like to add something like 25TB+ to my storage capacity and think that going outside the box is probably the only way of doing it. But I want it to be considered part of the main disk drive if possible.
Is this possible or am I just thinking too big?
Looking to build a new file server to replace my aging HP Windows Home Server and looking for suggestions. Here's what I'd like to do:
-Full size case so I can add lots of space
-Would love hot swapping but at least ease to which I can install the drives
-Server Media to Media PCs/Raspberry Pi's throughout the house
-Fairly quick serving over mostly ethernet (a little wireless for laptops but obviously this will be slower)
What do folks recommend? I keep seeing the fractal design cases come up as a start...if you like those, what other hardware given this needs more serving capability and minimal graphics, etc.
I saw an article on Anandtech but its more than 3 years old some I'm sure some better options exist.
So I've bought "Using OS X Mavericks Server at Home" and followed to set up from scratch a home server on a new mac mini. I think I've got the domain stuff alright (registrar is MelbourneIT, name server is DNSPark). I'm able to type in my server host name on the internet and get the OS X Server Screen. Now I'm having trouble setting up a SSL certificate. I bought a certificate through RapidSSL via MelbourneIT. I generated the CSR, I got an email back from RapidSSL with the certificate embedded in the email. Under there instructions I copied that text to TextEdit and saved it with a .crt extension. Then I dragged that into the certificate files panel as per Terry Walsh's excellent instructions. Unfortunately when I click OK i get a message ... "the imported certificate does not match any private key in the keychain..the certificate will not be available for securing services".
I note that in Terry Walsh's example he entered 2 certificates...a "real" one and an intermediate certificate. I don't think I got an intermediate one...would this be the problem..?
Thanks in advance
I haven't got any experience with home servers but they seem like a good investment. I want one to stream media around the house and back up all our data. I am a bit worried about drivers for WHS 11 because i haven't found many. However the build itself shoudn't be a problem since I've build a PC before.
Gigabyte SKT-1155 H61N-D2V Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB (I was thinking maybe 2 or 3 of these for the storage, + creating a partition on one for the system storage) 430W PSU
Fractal Design Node 304 4GB of RAM
will i have an issue with drivers?
ive considered a NAS but this is a similar price and offers more flexibility so i thought it'd be best to get this.
Also RAID, is it necessary?
What about Security? will i need security software?
i know this is a lot of questions, so thanks in advance
I want to replace a Thecus N5200Pro NAS (3TB, RAID 5) with a home server. Was all ready to use WHS 2011 until I read Paul Thurrott's short take on Win8 used as a potential home server platform. My question is which OS would be better? While I have been building PCs for decades, I have no experience with either OS at this point. Somewhat concerned at the lack of real upgrade path from WHS 2011 since at $425, not sure Win Server Essentials 2012 really qualifies, especially since it is domain based.
Store and serve media files (Videos, Movies, Photos, Music, Recorded TV, etc.)
Remote access to files from client Laptops
Stream/transcode media for DNLA and other devices (TV, iPad, Droid phones, Win7 PCs, Xbox, etc.) both over the LAN and the remote over the Internet.
Remote media transcoding
If someone can point me to a comparison between WHS 2011 and Win 8 as a server platform or if you can provide some insight, I would be most greatful. Thanks.