apcupsd to the rescue!

We had some fierce wind here today and a little after 10 this morning, the power went out. I had configured apcupsd to properly shut down the server, but I never actually tested it. Setting up apcupsd was so straightforward, I didn’t even bother posting about it. Basically, you can install it using apt-get and […]

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Home Server Migration Complete!

As mentioned in several of my previous posts, I recently switched my home server from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu Linux 10.10. The machine is an old bare-bones Shuttle SK21G system equipped with the cheapest processor I could find 5 or 6 years ago and only 1GB of RAM. The processor is a 1.6GHz Sempron I’m pretty sure […]

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Setting up SMB on Ubuntu is pretty easy

I switched my old Shuttle box from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu Linux 10.10. The server’s main purpose is to serve files, so SMB is a necessity. Just as I did when I setup the RAID, I perfected the procedure on a VirtualBox virtual machine before attempting it on my shiny new Ubuntu install. While […]

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Booting Ubuntu 10.10 Server from software RAID

I recently switched my home server from Windows Server 2003 to Ubuntu 10.10. The machine is an older Shuttle box I’ve had tucked away in various places over the past few years. The plan was to disable the BIOS “fakeRAID”, install Ubuntu on one of the drives, copy my data over to it and then […]

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