New Server Hardware Recommendations?
kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Thu Feb 19 16:33:51 MST 2009
I do similar stuff with my home server, thus I am averse to a hosted
On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Nicholas Leippe wrote:
>> Not if it's a *personal* server for his home lan... his local 100Mb/
>> GigE is going to outperform anything crossing his DSL/cable
>> connection hands down.
> Right. I have both, a home server and an externally hosted virtual
> server. The external server is better for hosting web sites, while
> the home server is better for unusual stuff like:
> - Participating in 30+ mailing lists (procmail helps a lot)
> - Running buildbot (on multiple virtual server configurations)
> - Hosting a VPN
> - Running Windows inside a VirtualBox VM, inside a TightVNC server,
> for business accounting software. The Linux choices don't handle
> taxes. The VNC service is accessible anywhere on the VPN and quite
> responsive when you use "-encoding tight -bgr233".
> - Providing a gateway to my home network so I can fix stuff remotely
> for my family.
> - Storing a photo archive of 50+ gigabytes and growing.
> - Miscellaneous experiments involving potentially crash-prone or
> bloated software.
> Of course all this stuff creates the need for a good home backup
> strategy. I have 2 large USB drives and I use rdiff-backup to
> update the backup. At all times, at least one of the two drives is
> in cold storage offsite and I rotate them every few weeks.
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