I have a Linux Server. Now what?!

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I have a Linux Server. Now what?!

Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

I just set up a relatively powerful Linux Ubuntu server. It has 2 terabytes of storage, one for the main drive and other is devoted to secondary backups (tar form). My friends and I are going in for our masters in Computer Science. We all graduated from BYU-Idaho in CS. I was thinking about making a site devoted to their studies. Something like Dropbox, were they can perform fast, reliable, file I/O. I also tutor students in Perl, Java, databases, and C++. Perhaps I could let them on board. So many options. Besides that I would like to implement a database to store and serve up all of my files in a relatively user friendly way. What are your thought?

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Re: I have a Linux Server. Now what?!

Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

I think you're already on the right track. You've listed a set of problems that may or may not need solutions. If you've got a specific task in mind that you wanted to tackle I'm sure we could guide you in the right direction. Each solution, of course, will depend on your individual needs.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

mine-craft server...too shallow?

how powerful is it exactly? could you allow people to SSH into to preform faster computations?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

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It has 2 terabytes of storage, one for the main drive and other is devoted to secondary backups (tar form).


If its to be a server I'd get more storage. This is half what I have on my bedroom computer: 2tb TV shows, 2tb movies, 750gig boot drive.

My household server runs 4x2tb drives for backups: Wife's laptop, my development PC, and so on.

If you're going to have several friends using this server I think you're going to run out of space faster than you think.

http://www.droboworks.com/Drobo.asp

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

SSH capabilities for friends have been enabled. I'll grab more drives. This is based on supply demand. I have already set up a mine craft bukkit server and even linked a gate in it up to my uncle's mine craft server. I'm thinking about perhaps setting up a forum, similar to this one. My university also has an ACM group. hm.. So many options. I just need to find a good team of coders to do the grunt work. Anyone want some disk space? :gunsmilie:
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

Create a website that lets people connect with their friends! :D

Or you could do something cliche...

(in all seriousness, I would make the Dropbox thing)
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

View PostAVReidy, on 24 April 2012 - 06:44 PM, said:

Create a website that lets people connect with their friends! :D

Or you could do something cliche...

(in all seriousness, I would make the Dropbox thing)


Alright. I have a feel this is going to take some time and efforts.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

I wouldn't say nothing... (gabehabe)
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

I came to say "please for the love of god make a dedicated minecraft server" but I was already beaten to the punch.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

If he had made it into a minecraft server, he would have taken it back down by now.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

Even I'll suggest a minecraft server, you can get some pretty good game in with your server.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

View PostWolfCoder, on 24 April 2012 - 08:12 PM, said:

Even I'll suggest a minecraft server, you can get some pretty good game in with your server.


Yeah. I reserved approximately 2 gigabytes of RAM just to the running Minecraft bukkit process. Age of Kings was just set up through wine. I'm thinking more on the serious side. Like a site similar to dream.in.code Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Now you can masturbate.
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Re: I have a Linux Server. Now what?!

Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

View Posttrixt.er, on 24 April 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

...I'm thinking more on the serious side. Like a site similar to dream.in.code Thanks for the suggestions everyone!


Or instead of making a site just like dream.in.code that will get ignored because it is a site just like dream.in.code, you could offer up your server for a serious game of MineCraft so dream.in.code can get a persistent minecraft server.


Or something like that.
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