My “server” had been having troubles recently and since last night it officially gave up on me. I believe the drive has failed. I put the server in quotation marks because it’s not really a server, yes it runs server applications but the hardware is far from server quality. It’s just an old laptop so it was bound to to happen someday. I figured that it would be better to get something better and something that I can upgrade better if needed. Yesterday I ordered a new server at Newegg and it’s arriving today.
I ordered a Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX100 S2 which was on sale for $299 with free shipping. I just checked Newegg and the server was sold out, so I guess I was one of the lucky ones.
Some of the specs:
Type Tower CPU Type Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz 2-Core Installed Memory 4GB Hard Drive (Installed) 2 x 250 GB HDD Interface SATA 3Gb/s Media Drives DVD-RW supermulti
I’ll be stepping a little bit out of my comfort zone and not install Ubuntu on the server but will install FreeBSD instead.
The server will be doing the following tasks:
- DNS for the local network
- Email, local POP3 and SMTP
- Web server
- Torrent Seedbox
The reason I choose FreeBSD is the fact that the server mostly will be used as a NAS and FreeBSD gives me the option to use ZFS. I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about ZFS so I figured I would try it out for myself.