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!

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, processor and slower spinning hard drives.

It currently provides all of these services:

In its past, it has also provided these services:

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

(Photos show the old set-up... will update soon.)

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)
Hard Drives: Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B PDF (160GByte SATA, root file-system)
Western Digital Red (3TByte SATA, home file-system)
Optical Drive: None
Monitor: DELL 2209WA (22inch wide-screen, eIPS panel)
Keyboard / Mouse: None (normally)
Printer: HP Officejet Pro 8620 (print / scan / copy / fax)
Scanner: Epson Perfection 1660
Battery Backup UPS: Eaton Ellipse ECO (800VA)

Spare Parts:

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