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Old 07-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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I am thinking of setting up a server from an old windows xp desktop. Is Xubuntu a good OS for this.

It also has only a 320 GB hard drive. It will be connected to by up to 5 computers at once. Should I add a 1 TB hard drive. Internal or External
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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What will it be used for?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
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krone6,
It will be used for file storage. Here is the website that I got the instructions from: Build Your Own Server |
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One of the best file servers that I've made out of old parts was with FreeNAS. It was an old 400MHz Pentium with something like 256 MB of RAM. It works great for a file server and is very easy to configure.
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I would recommend looking into a RAID config to protect your data. Perc5i cards for dell PCI's aren't too hard to come by out there...
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One of the best file servers that I've made out of old parts was with FreeNAS. It was an old 400MHz Pentium with something like 256 MB of RAM. It works great for a file server and is very easy to configure.
Do NOT use freenas 8 imo... I used it and can not get the file storage part to work at all. Freenas 7 works perfectly fine every time. In my opinion, if you'll use freenas go with freenas 7.

Aside from that, it's a very good program.
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Do NOT use freenas 8 imo... I used it and can not get the file storage part to work at all. Freenas [...]
Have you tried posting on the FreeNAS support forums for help?
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Have you tried posting on the FreeNAS support forums for help?
Not yet, i tried 7 before i was going to do that and found it worked, so i didn't bother getting help after that point. I usually stick with what works and don't touch what is fine unless i really need to.
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