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I'm am looking to make a home server to backup videos and files and I also want to access them from anywhere. I have the computer and storage for the server I just need to know what software you need to run a server like this.

Thanks in advance!
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Linux or windows home server
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsa700 View Post
Linux or windows home server
which is better?
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post #4 of 10
Linux has my vote, although Windows Server is good too
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post #5 of 10
Linux is free, Windows Home server is <100$ IIRC
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post #6 of 10
Leeeenox FTW not windose!
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post #7 of 10
Use what you would be comfortable with.

I have a file "sever" that is a AMD mITX board with 2gigs of ram and 4TB of HDD space and im just using win7 pro because its simple and its all I need. (plus its stupid simple to get other programs running if need be like utorrent and teamspeakserver or whatever floats your boat.) If you know linux, use that because it tends to be more stable/lighter weight.

Accessing things locally is easy peasy, using normal file sharing in windows and it can be set up with a linux server easy too.

Accessing things externally can be done with FTP or a VPN + file sharing.


Just start doing research on what YOU need, and we can try to answer any other questions you have
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Logitech G930 Logitech 2.0 Speakers 
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i7-2670QM Clevo P151HM1 Base nVidia 560m 8GB 
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If you are a student you can get WHS 2011 for free... www.dreamspark.co.uk
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post #9 of 10
@OP

Have a look at Amahi Home Server.
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post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I think I'ma try linux and see how it goes
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Dell 25" 4k Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 700W CM Toughpower (Modular) NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Xtrac RIPPER Sony SB3000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2670qm Clevo P15xEMx GTX 675M 8 GB 
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Ripjaws 8GB Torqx2 SSD 3TB SATA 1TB SATA 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Blu-ray Disc™ 4X BD-ROM  DVD-SuperMulti Drive Modded H50 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 25" 4k Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 700W CM Toughpower (Modular) NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Xtrac RIPPER Sony SB3000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2670qm Clevo P15xEMx GTX 675M 8 GB 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardMouse
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