SnakeoilIgnore Button. The coward's feature.PremiumReviews:
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Re: Why oh why so many updates? Why I "like" Ubuntu
quote:That would be interesting. I've never tried setting up/managing a server.
setup a server and get it doing things like file and print sharing, data backups
Wouldn't I need a large Hard drive? my current one is small. I do have an old P3 600 in my basement that is doing nothing. It has a bad video card [graphics are blurry] and I'm to cheap to buy a new one. I could use that machine as an experiment. Though I'd need a wifi card, or I could set it up by the router and access it remotely and run it that way.
Hmm.. I'll have to check that computer out.
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If you where doing file backups then you'll need a hard drive large enough to support the data you are backing up. A terabyte USB drive can be had for ~$100, and smaller hard drives are even cheaper.
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It might be slow, but you can do it. Download ubuntu server version and install it on the p300. No GUI by default on the server installs so you'll have to do CLI for everything.
You should be able to set up an nginx web server, samba server, ldap or whatever.
HDD would be dependent on how much data you want to store. most ubunut/debian base installs are pretty small.
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