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Jay Shamnani

Need to setup BASIC Server for Home usage

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Posted · Original PosterOP
I Need Server For Following Purposes:
1) Streaming Video Files
2) Streaming Audio Files
3) Retrieving Premiere Pro Files, Photoshop Files, After-Effects Files (I won't be directly editing to network, just download and upload a finished file for archival Storage)
4) Upload Extra and non required files from Windows and Android Devices.
5) Uploading and Viewing Photos of the server as I have more than 120GB of family Photos
So I won't download and upload features in the server. I am currently using i3 3210, 8GB RAM 1333MHz, and intel board(it has 1 Gigabit Ethernet) with gt710
I am okay to use Linux but at end of the day, it should be working (Like just pressing the power key and done, it will be running).
I am the only person in my house that knows computer so I need this server to be accessed by android phones also.
I am not willing to upgrade rn. I have tried Using FreeNAS but somehow it didn't work. I also have installed a plex server UMS.
Total Data is near about 1.2 TB
I am currently using FileZilla and made it FTP but it somehow cuts some bandwidth and I am not able to stream videos. When I open a video file it starts downloading which I don't want. before all this, I was using a separate hard drive for transfer but things started to become messy.
I tried my best for the explanation and thanks in advance for the solution.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, rapidkillerx said:

streaming video will be difficult if impossible with that cpu and no dedicated GPU

Edit GPU: GT710

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8 minutes ago, rapidkillerx said:

streaming video will be difficult if impossible with that cpu and no dedicated GPU

How?

 

Streaming it over the network doesn't require much cpu or gpu at all, its just copying files over the network

 

3 minutes ago, Jay Shamnani said:

Edit GPU: GT710

Id remove that gpu if you can, the igpu will work fine here.

 

16 minutes ago, Jay Shamnani said:

I have tried Using FreeNAS but somehow it didn't work. I

what error did you get?

 

Did you try other linux distros like ubuntu server? HOw about unraid?

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10 minutes ago, rapidkillerx said:

streaming video will be difficult if impossible with that cpu and no dedicated GPU

Turn of transcoding, and you basically have a regular file transfer.

I don't see the point of transcoding anymore if most of the devices can handle 1080p h264.

Have you tried openmediavault or xpenology (open source synology OS).

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Posted · Original PosterOP
36 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

How?

 

Streaming it over the network doesn't require much cpu or gpu at all, its just copying files over the network

 

Id remove that gpu if you can, the igpu will work fine here.

 

what error did you get?

 

Did you try other linux distros like ubuntu server? HOw about unraid?

I will be looking forward to use linux distros...

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Why are you using ftp instead of a simple samba share?

 

Any thoughts put into backing up of the server yet?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
36 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Have you tried openmediavault or xpenology (open source synology OS).

nope not aware of openmediavault or xpenology but i know synology so i will give it a try

thanks for recommendation. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

Why are you using ftp instead of a simple samba share?

 

Any thoughts put into backing up of the server yet?

I am not able to find any source for making a samba share and configuring it. on the other hand the ftp server was setup in minutes.

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