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Networks show off your fileserver

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yakyb, 14 May 2008.

  1. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    athlon 1300
    kt7a RAID motherboard
    512 mb sdram, 2x250gb for storage 1x 10gb for xubuntu (hoary heron) with LAMP package
    used mainly for torrenting and as a media server for xbmc

    all stuffed into a hugeass case with castors that'll take 12x3.5 hdd (once I put the other hdd cage in) and got 6x 5.25 bays to play with to (makes note need more storage)

    total cost excluding hdd's £13.50, most of it came from the tip or was spare parts

    god the camera on my phone is crap
     
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  2. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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  4. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    It's a lian li PC343B, theoretically you could put 30 HDDs in it with drive bays.
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    From the looks of it, there's not a hardware RAID card in sight. That makes me sad :(

    The YY cube only takes 20 hdds when kitted out with 5/25" adapters, its actually quite a bit smaller than it looks. All of the kit in my sig was *incredibly* cramped inside it, used to take hours to rebuild.
     
  6. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Sorry to go kinda off topic but if you have a dedicated file server that does nothing else is there really a disadvantage to software/fake raid?

    Moriquendi
     
  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Just that there's no data security unless its all RAID0+1, in which case 12 of those drives have gone to waste, which would be a shame.
     
  8. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    You can certainly have software RAID 5 on FreeNAS, so it might not be too bad.
     
  9. Morgraath

    Morgraath What's a Dremel?

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    My Windows Home Server:

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    [specs]
    Intel E2140
    1GB PC5400 DDR2
    Asus P5B
    Nvidia Geforce 7100GS
    Intel Pro 1000 PT
    Silicon Image UltraATA133
    Promise SATA300 TX4
    Promise Ultra133 TX4
    14 drives, combined more then 4TB HDD space
    Cooler Master Centurion 532 w. Corsair HX620
    Windows Home Server OEM

    [role]
    fileserver
    webserver
    ftpserver
    teamspeakserver
    ventrilloserver
    backup
    torrent (utorrent w. webgui)
     
  10. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=157629

    Intel Dual-Core 1.6
    3gb DDR2-667
    250gb SATA drive
    with built in ups :)

    running gentoo linux downloading torrents with mldonkey (sancho gui)
    ssh, http server, fah, file storage/backup.

    looking to upgrade to mirrored 1.5tb drives having 6 drives in the main pc is gettings to be anoying.
     
  11. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    Processors 1
    Model Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
    CPU Speed 2.4 GHz
    Cache Size 128 KB
    System Bogomips 4798.06

    RAID 5 (3x 500Gig)
    xfs /dev/md0 931.39 GB

    USB Backup (1x 300gig)
    vfat /dev/sdd1 298.02 GB

    Canonical Hostname gateway
    Listening IP 192.168.1.1
    Kernel Version 2.6.18.20071128 (SMP)
    Distro Name Debian 4.0
    Uptime 30 days 7 hours 41 minutes
    Current Users 0
    Load Averages 0.00 0.02 0.00

    Custom build Kernel With IPP2P, Traffic Control, Layer 7 filtering used for QoS (http interface), firewall, samba server, UPnP, SSH server (i prefer SSH to VPN), torrent downloader (http interface) and usenet downloader (http interface).
    At some point ill add a second RAID card and more HDD's but im waiting for the 1.5Tbs to drop in price/for me to get back to work to earn some pennies

    EDIT:: i also have battery backup linked to the switch, cable modem and server.

    Glider reminded me. Mine is also a LAMP as well as bind, no proxy yet as i have no need for the moment
     
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  12. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    What surprises me to so many of these file servers is how horrid the power wiring looks - just get a bunch of those right-angle SATA power connectors, and then smack them at the correct distance onto power cables. Or do what I did - I took a 2 SATA adapter, then attached another four connectors - my ATCS840 now has perfect HDD power wiring, off one molex.

    Which is where a modular supply can come right in - just custom design the lengths you need. Shame I don't know how to make SATA cables.
     
  13. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    Athlon 2500 Barton
    1.5 gb 3200
    Soyo kt400 dragon
    Currently down with a failed main drive :grr:

    Now that I built my new system old reliable is taking over duty
    Dual opteron 244
    2 gb 3700

    file ftp mail http etc.
    Soon to be running dedicated tf2 l4d and bf
    As soon as I stop playing games and get to work :D
     
  14. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    OOOh, I totally forgot about this...

    I had a bit of an update ;)

    Code:
    glider@neptune ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 15
    model           : 67
    model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 1000.000
    cache size      : 1024 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 2
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 2
    apicid          : 0
    initial apicid  : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 1
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy
    bogomips        : 1999.92
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc
    Times 2 because it's a dual core...

    and

    Code:
    glider@neptune ~ $ free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          3836        332       3504          0        117         98
    -/+ buffers/cache:        116       3720
    Swap:         7812          0       7812
    On a

    Code:
    glider@neptune ~ $ uname -a
    Linux neptune 2.6.27-gentoo-r7 #5 SMP Mon Jan 12 19:10:57 CET 2009 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
    And also a change of roles... Besides Samba and proftpd it also runs squid (proxy), bind (DNS server), Apache2 (webserver) and MySQL 5 (Database), Dyndns updater,... And a hell lot of other random things.
     
  15. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'm not allowed to take photos, but technically my fileserver consists of several of these:

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  16. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    But work doesn't count and is plain cheating doug :p
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Not cheating, and I have built the systems that I have worked on and the stuff I'm working on now (which I'm DEFINITELY not allowed to take photos of)
     
  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    My file server is tops. Well. It was free.

    Dual 1.26 P3's, 1.5gb RAM, 3x 36gb (HP) 10k SCSI drives, one 9gb (Seagate) 10k. Adaptec 19160 running those, onboard SCSI switched off. One pilfered (And driver/model numberless, only Penguin/BSD have the ability to run it) gb NIC. Running FreeBSD. When it's on.

    Don't suppose anyone has a TC3100 drive caddy spare do they? I want to mirror the 9gb, boot, but I've only got four caddies and a blanker which, even with modding, wouldn't hold a drive :(
     
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  19. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Finally threw out my old server (Still have the case, tough. I don't have the heart to throw it out.). Now running a 3,2GHz P4 with 1GB ram and win server2003.

    It houses 2x1TB Barracudas. One for data, and one for backup. I decided against running raid, ad it was more hassle than it's worth. Running them separate will also save me the trouble if my controller should die.
     
  20. sad pand

    sad pand What's a Dremel?

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    I'm interested in JBOD, but I have a question: If one of your drives in the array fails, will the data still be okay on the other drives?:jawdrop:
     

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