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Old 11-29-2005, 01:44 AM   #1
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Home Linux server


Hello,
I'm going to build myself a linux home server to perform (so far) file/print, media (audio and video), web and dhcp server.

I have some experience with Suse SLES8 from my job where we ran it on z/VM, however, that project lost funding.

I come from a unix background (AIX, Solaris and HP-UX) so I prefer CLI.

I receintly purchased two maxtor 200GB 7200 PATA drives and am in need of everything else.

I'm running gigabit ethernet in my house (jumbo frames).

I need a good affordable mainboard, processor and raid PCI adapter card recommendation. I have a PSU and have my eye on a case.

Thank you
 
Old 11-29-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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My latest server is a Sempron 64 2500+ on a abit kv8 mobo (which I had lying around)

This little cpu is quick.... runs very cool and I can run 64bit distros :-)

as far as a raid controller goes, I would just do a software raid (as long as this system isn't going to be stressed tooo much)

the cpu is about 70 bucks and a compatible mobo can be had for less that 50. $120 bucks is pretty dirt cheap.

- Jay
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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Thanks Jay -

Would a Sempron / Celeron processor be adequate without being a bottle neck for gigabit network speeds (I plan to make this a central backup server for a few other PC's as well using TSM).

Ideally, I guess a mboard that could support a entry level processor (celeron / sempron) and a mid range (P4 / Athlon) would be a good choice. This way I can always upgrade if needed.

Can anyone recommend an upgradable mboard. I like the idea of software mirroring so the least onboard controllers the better. For hardware interoperability I'd rather purchase PCI adapters that have a good track history with linux.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 08:00 PM   #4
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Would a Sempron / Celeron processor be adequate without being a bottle neck for gigabit network speeds (I plan to make this a central backup server for a few other PC's as well using TSM).
Yea a sempron should be fine for a home server. I use mine as an Apache, MySQL, SMB, and an FTP server and it never skips a beat.

I would go w/ any reputable motherboard mfg. and get some decent ram.

- Jay

edit: I also use Gbt w/ jumbo frames

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Old 12-01-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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For once I can actually opt for the cheaper option. I'll go with a Sempron as you suggested.

Many thanks.
 
  


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