My House Server [v-ger]

My House Server [v-ger]

Like any geek of computers, I had to have a house server - not just for the sake of it though, this one is actually very useful!

However, having said that, it now has a very much reduced role of a file / media server as other services have become redundant or obsoleted by other devices, e.g. the DCHP and DNS services have been moved to a Raspberry Pi and the new printer is actually on the network instead of USB, and has built in support for Cloud printing.

Obviously, it runs a proper operating system: Linux. The flavour of the moment is Xubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). I used to run Ubuntu 32 bit server on this, but due to a typo using the command "dd" I accidentally blew away the root filesystem: there is a world of difference between "of=/dev/sdd" and "of=/dev/sda" ... oops! Anyway, I thought it was then time to make it a 64 bit system with X-windows running - just to make administration easier.

My original server changed roles into a media PC that sat underneath the telly (and was subsequently replaced by a more powerful one that attaches to the back of the telly). As a server, it did its job well but it sometimes stuttered streaming music to multiple destinations, hence it being replaced by this beastie.

I'm still trying to keep it as a low power server, hence the choice of motherboard and processor.

It currently provides all of these services:

In its past, it has also provided these services (just FYI):

My House Server [v-ger]
My House Server [v-ger]

Anyway, here are v-ger's specifications:


Case: Jetway JC-113-B PDF (modified with white LEDs)
Motherboard: Jetway JNF9N-2930
Processor: Quad Core Intel Celeron N2930 (1.83GHz)
RAM: Corsair CMSX8GX3M2B1600C9 (8GBytes total, 9-9-9-24 timings)
Storage: SanDisk SSD Plus (120GByte SATA III, SSD root file-system)
Western Digital Red (3TB, home filesystem)
Optical Drive: None
Extra USB Card: Jetway ADMPEASU3A PDF (Mini-PCIe 2-port USB 3.0)
Monitor: DELL P2418D (24inch 16:9, 2560x1440 IPS panel)
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop Comfort Laser
KVM Switch: Belkin F1DN104Cea (Secure 4-port DVI-I, USB2.0, audio & CAC)
Printer: HP Officejet Pro 8620 (print / scan / copy / fax)
Scanner: Epson Perfection 1660
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