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  • Home made seed boxes ans NASes???

    So I thinking about building one or both device from some of my PC parts.

    Any suggestions on OSes and Apps?

    What do most of you uses?

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    Ubuntu is fairly easy to get support on and should do the job. Depending on specs it could easily run a desktop if your uncomfortable with the CLI.

    Deluge (Thin client) and Samaba (im guessing windows shares) would be two simple options until you decide to get really tricky.

    Personally i have a Kubuntu (KDE desktop) machine action as a NAS and home torrent server. i run the torrent client headless and Samba shares. But it was a few hours setup machine im yet to really set up properly. Hell its only got a single 3TB HDD at the moment. Was pushed for time when it was built.

    I recently added an LSI 9280 8e Raid Card and have two 16 bay SaS expanders i need to hookup plus 4x3TB drives to setup the first Raid. Once thats done im moving from Samba to NFS. So its far from project complete.

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    • #3
      Keep me updated, I going to go down the same path. I have 3 x 2TB WD Green drives, Raid 5. I have the ISO for the Ubuntu Raid server and FreeNAS, and I going to do NFS.
      I bought this CoolMaster bay converter. It turns 3 x 5.25" Bays in to 4 x 3.5" bays with a fan.
      Keep me posted on your progress.

      JimmyB

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      • #4
        It all depends on your wishes. Though, I'm a bit concerned. Beside the fact that you could have answered the questions yourself by looking a bit around the other topics you also ask for an OS. I'm high in doubt you can "manage" the OS when u going to ask for a suggestion...

        Anyways Debian/Ubuntu and r(u)torrent/Deluge are the ways to go. I personally prefer Debian + r(u)torrent.

        Cheers

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Anon0511 View Post
          It all depends on your wishes. Though, I'm a bit concerned. Beside the fact that you could have answered the questions yourself by looking a bit around the other topics you also ask for an OS. I'm high in doubt you can "manage" the OS when u going to ask for a suggestion...

          Anyways Debian/Ubuntu and r(u)torrent/Deluge are the ways to go. I personally prefer Debian + r(u)torrent.

          Cheers
          What type of drives are you using?

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          • #6
            I was thinking about building a seedbox myself from old computer parts but realised that the electricity cost of the computer was going to be quite expensive (going to be on 24/7 and electricity in Sweden quite expensive). Bought a NAS from netgear instead (readynas duo v2) which draws very little power, got slot for 4 HD and is perfect as a seedbox. It runs Linux with transmission remote as torrent client. All my devices at home also uses it as a media center as all movies and music is stored there.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JimmyB View Post
              What type of drives are you using?
              Usual 7200 RPM HDD's. No raid.

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              • #8
                I am going to be doing the same thing. I was looking into 3x2tb HDD with a raid 5 running openfiler (linux) or owncloud. Then on my severs I was going to do proxmox so i can run many OS's on the same server and move them around based on loads.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MrGigu View Post
                  I was thinking about building a seedbox myself from old computer parts but realised that the electricity cost of the computer was going to be quite expensive (going to be on 24/7 and electricity in Sweden quite expensive). Bought a NAS from netgear instead (readynas duo v2) which draws very little power, got slot for 4 HD and is perfect as a seedbox. It runs Linux with transmission remote as torrent client. All my devices at home also uses it as a media center as all movies and music is stored there.
                  Well, I broke down and bought a 5 slot QNAP NAS box. I put 5 x 3TB Western Digital (WD) Red drives into it and it works great. Small, quiet, and power wise. I am going to be eating RAMEM noddles for the next 6 months but it was worth it.

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