My home server, running Win2K, failed to reboot after it's last update. The problem turned out to be a bad disk. I decided to abandon Windows and go with Linux. Most of my experience has been with Red Hat, but a friend had praised Ubuntu, so I decided to give it a try. I wanted:
- A file server with enough capacity to handle our household -- two people who do a medium amount of photo work, a lot of office work, no music and an occasional video.
- Accessibility from outside
- A web server running Apache, php and mySQL
- Immunity from power failure -- orderly shutdown and restart
- File Server
- Installing Disk Drives
- Installing Ubuntu Server
- Logical Volume Manager
- NTP Keeping the time accurate.
- SSH Server
- Print Server
- Selecting Home Server Hardware
- Web Server
- Dynamic DNS My home ISP is RCN. They occasionally change my IP address. If that happens when I'm gone, I can't get in to my server. Dynamic DNS lets me get to it even if they change it.
- Updating Ubuntu
Setting Up Remote Backup
First look is great. Maybe I'll give up Homesite.
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