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Old 08-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
littlebigman
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Question Compact solution with external hard drive?


Hello

Some non-techie people I know rely on mailing lists to share infos for their non-profit organization.

As a better (to me) alternative, I'd like to find a compact, Linux-based embedded solution to run a web-based forum, probably SMF, FluxBB, or PunBB.

Those are low-traffic lists, so it could sit at someone's home and share their ADSL connection.

The requirements I could think of:
  • Passively-cooled, flash memory-based server, la SheevaPlug
  • Can take an external hard drive to hold the forum's data, as hard drives offer more bang for the buck than eg. SD cards
  • The forum should be dead easy to use, back up/restore, and upgrade when new releases are available.

What hardware would you recommend?

Thank you.

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Old 08-01-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:43 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll check out the different models available from Beaglebone.
 
  


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