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Alrgiht.... so I have access to Windows Home Server (legit) and of course a plethora of free Linux Servers.

The goal is to backup my data from my computers (documents folder with any changed data). It would be nice if I could set it up to automatically backup any additional data nightly that I have accumulated. I want to do this with 2 or 3 computers. There will probably be 250GB+ of data.

This does not include programs, games, and such, but I don't have any concerns with that as I will most likely setup RAID 1 on my two main desktops (SSD with OS + 2 1TB F3 drives on both of the computers, and thus the SSD will be OS and main apps while everything else is on the RAID 1 F3 drives).

Also, I want to be able to access that information and stream it if I like. Further, I want to be able to log in remotely from anywhere in the world and grab a file if I need it. Lastly, it would be nice to be able to host some minor websites or a game server.

I have considered online backup sites, but my current internet speed is 3mb and 750kb upload. So that seems quite slow. And I am fairly certain the best way to set this up is to RAID 1 my 2 F3 1TB drives on my main rig (will be a sandy bridge) and eventually my wife's Bulldozer build when it comes out (same HD setup, 1SSD + 2 1TB F3 drives), while I have an SSD and two 2 TB F4 Hard Drives for the server build.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks. Trying to be as practical, logical, safe, and smart about this as possible. And I don't know if using a software server raid is equal to or better than a hardware RAID or what is best to do.

My experience lacks in this department.
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I can only advise about a Linux home server as thats all I have experience with.

Currently my home server is used similar to what you are looking to do. Its mainly used as a file server for all computers on my local network, using Samba and NFS. I also have it set up as a ftp server so that I can access its contents from wherever I need to, and a vpn server for a few different things. For a little while it ran a apache server with a basic website set up just for fun.

As far as backing up data on your machines automatically you can mount the samba share as a network drive on your Windows machines and it have just save to that.

When I was first looking into it I found this to be very helpful (even on other distros) but your mileage may vary:
https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/serverguide/C/index.html

You may be able to do this in a slightly easier way with Windows Home Server as it might have a simple gui/wizard or something but I don't know as I have never used it.
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
And I don't know if using a software server raid is equal to or better than a hardware RAID or what is best to do.
Hardware RAID is generally recommended and more reliable than software.

@Xazen: How hard is it to set up an ftp server to access from anywhere? I've been thinking about setting up an ubuntu server with something like Filezilla, just never done it before. Would be useful to be able to set up a couple accounts with folders for friends.
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True performance would be grabbing a raid card and running RAID10 or 5 for back up and performance.

If not raid 1 will work great. And the intel chipset raid is great for basic raid like that. I've had mine in raid 1 for awhile now and never had a issue.
    
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