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Using Ubuntu for a NAS server

I would like to setup a NAS server in my house something like this. Basically for storing and sharing files in my network, download torrents, keep a bitcoin node (just for me, to have my bitcoins in ...
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Setting Up Users and Permissions for a Multi-purpose Home Server

I have decided to repurpose an old grey box computer to be a combination NAS/home media server, headless torrent server, and minecraft server. I am using this both as a practical piece of equipment ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 NAS setup, which file format to choose/partition scheme?

I just built my NAS hardware, these are the specs CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M PRO Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) ...
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Can anyone point me to a guide for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on to a USB Thumb Drive?

I am currently looking to change my home NAS from FreeNAS to Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I have had a look but all the guides I can find are about making a live USB not a USB with the Full install on it. ...
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Not able to see home share on readynas dou

I have just bought a readynas and am trying to mount the user home share created on the nas, which gives me some problems. I try with sudo mount -t cifs -o username=far,password=kanto2000 ...
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Error when mounting a NAS drive on Ubuntu Server 11.10

I've got a problem that I just can't figure out. Tried looking at other answers and working through the suggestions, but I still get the same error. I have a ReadyNAS drive with CIFS enabled and ...
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Running Ubuntu Server from a USB key / thumb drive (being mindful of flash's write limitations)

Having become disillusioned with hacking Buffalo NAS devices, I've decided to roll my own home server. After some research, I have settled on an HP Proliant Microserver with Ubuntu Server and a ZFS ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Server using ZFS RAIDZ for data

Having become disillusioned with hacking Buffalo NAS devices, I've decided to roll my own Home server. After some research, I have settled on an HP Proliant Microserver with Ubuntu Server and ZFS (OS ...
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anything better than webmin?

Is there any better web based administration tool than webmin? Or do you recommend learning setting up everything via ssh? I know my way around terminal, but administering a box seems to complex of a ...
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4answers
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Slow I/O on an SDHC card

I installed ubuntu desktop version 11.04 on the little NAS box I'm building. I didn't purchase HDD yet, so I tried to install ubuntu on the SDHC card. But it's terribly slow! I would expect it to be ...
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change to Ubuntu Server or stay with Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu PC (10.04) which I plan to use as a home server. It's main use will be NAS and media server with MediaTomb. Should I: backup and reformat PC, and install Ubuntu Server. leave it ...
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rdiff-backup and running out of disk space. Something weird's going on

I've got an rdiff-backup setup that backs up a largeish sql dump (1.6GB) over a network. The server it's backing up to (Ubuntu 10.10 server) has a small local disk (4GB, 1GB free) but has a cifs mount ...
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How to set up Ubuntu Server as a NAS?

I am looking to set up Ubuntu Server as a headless NAS for my home. I would like to have file storage there, as well as a central hub for my MP3s and pictures. What are the best packages out there to ...