I am thinking about setting up an expensive file / media server for our home sometime in mid to late 2012. The primary purpose is just to serve as a software RAID server to host movies, songs and other files, and to stream those on-demand. The purpose of the RAID is redundant backup. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option ?
I'm looking at building a new home server and would like a flexible filesystem. Both btrfs and zfs are interesting. I want to be able to do soft raid and have flexible solution allowing me to expand storage easily as I add hard drives. Not interested in hardware raid due to cost. Since this is a non-essential server, I'm willing to play around and take some risks.
I have just built a pc purely as a media server to work with Plex. I've always used Windows but have decided to install Ubuntu to try. My server has a 60gb SSD (for the OS, Plex and other programs) and a 3TB HDD for all my media.
I have a few problems.
1. I need it to boot Plex Media Server up from the start.
2. I need Ubuntu to detect the Media HDD from the start.
Plex Media Server, a software that makes it easy for everyone to play movies and TV shows on the computer, is now at version 0.9.8.14.
Plex Media Server 0.9.8.14 has been designed from the ground up to work automatically in a home network with a variety of devices, like an LG 2011 Netcast TV, Plex Client for Mac OS X, or numerous mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.
I'm attempting to set up a headless debian server that I'll be using as a home media server. I've managed to set up samba, ftp and NFS file sharing, but I'm looking for a software to set up media streaming to various devices on my LAN i.e. stream movies to my LED TV.
I've managed to setup minidlna, and successfully play a movie over the TV, but I noticed a problem.