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I am throwing together a system as a file and streaming server. It will be mainly for a pictures to be transferred to and from, movies to store and watch from. and some personal data. I have been reading on using fedora with Amahi. as well as a form of windows server, but am a little of a noob when it comes to servers.

I am looking for the most stable and consistent streaming, along with security for personal data.

Just looking for what most would say is my best choice.

Thank you in advance
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For what you described you could use a laptop from 2010 running Windows 7 with a 1tb drive. Just a file server and video streaming? That's it? Do you want it accessible remotely?
 
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access remotely, read and write from any kind of device. have tablets, in house, phones remotely. use phone to dump camera memory cards to the server remotely.
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Personally, I've lost what confidence I once had in being able to do such things remotely with the necessary security. And I do suggest making security top priority. Physically separating the server from the rest of the home network and using a VPN (openvpn the most obvious choice) would be minimal. Even then I'd be paranoid (personally). Unless saving stuff on phone/tablets to Dropbox and server syncing said Dropbox would be "good enough". For home regular Windows shares - SMB - should be universal for file access. And UPnP or dlna (whatever is popular these days) for streaming on the LAN.
 
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post #5 of 6
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so i have the system currently running Fedora 23, and am messing with the settings for Amahi, couch potato, sick beard and own cloud. Am i getting to deep, for no reason?
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Had old computer parts left over from old upgrades. I built a small NAS using a 30 gb SSD and picked up a couple of 1 tb hard drives (for storage). I installed Open Media Vault (freenas is just as good) and set up SMB and It does my storage and media streaming. It was pretty simple to set up. They have videos that help you set it up.
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