Posts Tagged ‘server’

Just wanted to post a follow-up on the new server.  It just hit 11 days of uptime without a reboot and I’ve had no issues…temps are all good, all the other computers can access it, backups are running on schedule, and CPU never really breaks 50%…which is pretty good for a 600 mhz Celeron.  I had my doubts as it seemed like dated technology (even if it WAS a brand new chip) but it seems perfect for a file server.  Wish I could do an estimate on power savings, but I imagine they’re pretty big.  My office now gets pretty warm with the A/C off, but I just turn it on about 30 minutes before I have to start working and it cools it off nicely.  All in all, it appears to be a very sturdy pc.  Woo hoo!

This guy is AMAZING. I’ve watched this video like 5 times now…and this is, in fact, what inspired me to build the new file-server, though my skills are no match for his. If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, enjoy computers, and enjoy building stuff, I recommend clicking through to the Tube and watching in high def, full screen. Mad Skillz, he has.

I decided it was time for a new file-server…both because the existing file server is large, consumes a lot of electricity, and forces me to run the A/C in my office 24/7. Solution? Build a new low-power pc that will fit in a closet in the house, store more data, and run on less electricity. This is the story of the build.
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