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I have an extra rig lying around and I want to hook it up to my switch. Question is, what type of server should I turn it into?

Specs:
Celeron 2.8GHz
1GB DDR RAM
120GB IDE
GeForce FX 5200

I was thinking installing BrazilFW or making it my backup imaging database. I'm not sure, please help me out and suggest what I could do with it.
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use it as a backup and media server. i have server that i use to save backups on and use it to stream movies and stuff to my ps3.
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post #3 of 9
make it backup your imaging database + other things you deem fit.

you can't have too many backups.
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Ok, so I'll use it as a backup server. What software or Operating System should I use in order to backup via network?
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post #5 of 9
you can try windows home server for free for 120 days i believe, it has a lot of nice features built in.

or just use xp pro and do backsup manually or find a program that does what you want

or you can even use linux if you are familiar with it
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Linux FTW!
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Which distro?
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how familiar are you with linux? if you are unfamiliar with it, then i would recommend putting xp on the server for now. then set up a vm on your desktop with linux and play around with it that way. i would start with ubuntu just because its the easiest to set up out of the box and there are bajillions of guides and how-tos for it.
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just put xp on it and use it for those questionable websites everyone goes to so you don't risk messing up your main rig...

or you could just install VMware like i do and call it good...
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