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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484223 22-Jun-2011 10:22
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I would love to set this up in our flat as a NAS, i am not in need of this as much as i see some people are!!! but it does fall into my i want bracket but cant afford :(

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  Reply # 484226 22-Jun-2011 10:25
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I'm helping out at my kid's school with an IT upgrade. At the moment I'm using an old desktop to test VMs... the HP microserver would be a huge improvement.


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  Reply # 484228 22-Jun-2011 10:29
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I have an Action Pack copy of SBS2008, which I would love to install in my workshop for us all to have a play with and learn to configure better. This would be a great reason to do this.
Also, we need some nifty network storage.

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  Reply # 484229 22-Jun-2011 10:30
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My wife would LOVE me to get rid of the pile of external hard-drives we have kicking round our desk. So count me in please :)

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  Reply # 484232 22-Jun-2011 10:32
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Awesome to see some authentic brick-modified EQ servers on here. Here's mine (no bricks were involved though):

Toshiba 30CDT, most of keyboard doesn't work, the power jack is hairtriggered, and as the battery doesn't last more than 30 secs, when the internet stops, you know you had an earthquake.
I've been doing informal tech support for the neighbourhood since the quakes so I'd be a bit embarrassed if anyone local saw my closet server setup.
Since Feb 22 we have been denied new connections to ADSL (citing damaged cabinets in the CBD) and although TelstraClear's HQ is 30secs walk around the corner, their cable doesn't come closer than 20m to my house. For these reasons we are forced to use 3G, which is fast but super expensive - youtube does not exist for us anymore!

I'd love to get something I can connect my printer, and external drives to (the toshiba only has 1 USB 1.1 port, which is taken up with the 3G modem) 

here she is: the side orientation improves heat dissipation (sharing internet is a hard job for this wee beasty) and also proves more resilient to aftershocks.
the eq server from hell 

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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 484234 22-Jun-2011 10:36
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Here's the current setup ... working nicely and very robust, but getting long overdue for upgrade.

I've got 3 Mini ITX EPIA MII's doing all the work (in order top to bottom):

  • File Server (Internal LAN)

  • Firewall

  • Web/Net Services (DMZ)

Winning a HP Proliant Microserver to replace this setup would be awesome! I'd switch everything over to using VMWare ESXi (adding memory), and virtualize all 3 servers into one better, faster and robust small box. It would reduce power usage and increase capacity & capabilities!

Even if it doesn't change how much physical space it uses ... by much!

EPIA MII Server Farm

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  Reply # 484241 22-Jun-2011 10:40
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All I have is a Samsung Laptop and I would use this as a file server to feed Media to my Apple TV and to do backups

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Ultimate Geek
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Reply # 484247 22-Jun-2011 10:47
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I don't have one but have always wanted one.


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  Reply # 484256 22-Jun-2011 11:01
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This server would be just the ticket at home. At the moment I have only one "server", which is first and foremost, a mid-range gaming machine. It makes no sense to leave it on all the time just to serve the various portable devices around the home, because it uses too much power and makes too much noise. And I don't need other users helping themselves to my CPU cycles while I'm slaying zombies!



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 484263 22-Jun-2011 11:06
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For my office server I have an old 1.3GHz Duron which is noisy and has no redundancy. It has been through numerous earthquakes and power cuts though!

Would love the new server, although it might instead replace my mythtv backend which is a bit noisy too.

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  Reply # 484273 22-Jun-2011 11:22
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Wow, I really hope I win this prize. Then I get to figure out what the hell I would do with a server.

Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

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Reply # 484274 22-Jun-2011 11:24
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Currently use my debian desktop as a server (proxy/filter, NX, data storage, media streaming) - would be nice to be greenerand have a lower power consumption unit running all this - might not even need a workstation then - just use tablets & netbooks!

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  Reply # 484275 22-Jun-2011 11:26
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I would love this for home to set up a media server so that the flatmates can access media when my pc is turned off rather than using it as a media server and only being able to use it on my terms. I'd put a picture up but we don't have a media server currently, it's just my desktop pc in a plain black box case.

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  Reply # 484279 22-Jun-2011 11:32
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Home web/file server (non brand PC) died last month. :(
So a nice shiny HP server would be a welcome and wonderful replacement!


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  Reply # 484311 22-Jun-2011 12:19
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Have a Netgear Stora NAS at home.  It does the job but its just a big pool of storage.  The HP looks like it would be a great home server so storage and server functionality.

Best regards,
Aaron Davidson.

SimWorks International Limited - New Zealands leading developer of mobile applications

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