Home Server Follow Up

Last time, I told you about the new home server I got and promised to tell you more about it. Well, the rest of the story is pretty boring. I put the (two Linux software RAID 1) drives in the new machine and it came right up. I was so happy I did a cartwheel […]

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A New Home Server!

A few months ago, that little box I’ve mentioned a few times broke down. I took the mirrored drives out and put them into another old PC, and it came right up like magic!  Terrific! However, that old PC isn’t a good long-term replacement.  It is noisy, and even with everything non-essential stripped out of it, […]

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apcupsd to the rescue!

We had some fierce wind here today and a little after 10 this morning, the power went out. I had configured apcupsd to properly shut down the server, but I never actually tested it. Setting up apcupsd was so straightforward, I didn’t even bother posting about it. Basically, you can install it using apt-get and […]

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Home Server Migration Complete!

As mentioned in several of my previous posts, I recently switched my home server from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu Linux 10.10. The machine is an old bare-bones Shuttle SK21G system equipped with the cheapest processor I could find 5 or 6 years ago and only 1GB of RAM. The processor is a 1.6GHz Sempron I’m pretty sure […]

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Testing a failure on my RAID1 array

When I configured my Ubuntu system to boot from a software RAID1 array, Postfix came with it. I needed to setup Postfix to pass messages to my Internet e-mail address. Luckily, David Grant seems to have already figured that part out. sudo dpkg-reconfigure postfix After selecting satellite, the only info I needed to supply was my […]

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Migrating Perforce from Windows to Linux

I had Perforce running on my server when it was a Windows machine. I like Perforce, but I’m liking Git even more right now. I can’t just ditch Perforce, though, my project histories are in there and I’d rather not throw that away. Before shutting Windows down for good, I carefully followed steps 1-9 outlined […]

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Setting up SMB on Ubuntu is pretty easy

I switched my old Shuttle box from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu Linux 10.10. The server’s main purpose is to serve files, so SMB is a necessity. Just as I did when I setup the RAID, I perfected the procedure on a VirtualBox virtual machine before attempting it on my shiny new Ubuntu install. While […]

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Booting Ubuntu 10.10 Server from software RAID

I recently switched my home server from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu 10.10. The machine is an older Shuttle box I’ve had tucked away in various places over the past few years. The plan was to disable the BIOS “fakeRAID”, install Ubuntu on one of the drives, copy my data over to it and then […]

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