Home Server Changes

I retired my Linux server and moved my Mac Mini, which was formerly connected to my TV as a DVR, into my office as my new server.

Since I’m using a Buffalo TeraStation as my file server, the only thing I was using the Linux box for was printer sharing & web testing. The Airport Extreme base station isn’t an acceptable file server for Time Machine backups.

The Mac Mini does support time machine backups & printer sharing, as well as sharing iPhoto & iTunes libraries. Since I have a cable TV outlet in my office, I can still use it as a DVR and watch my recordings wirelessly using EyeTV’s new sharing feature.

I can run Linux just as well under VMWare for web testing & software development.

Over the weekend I’ll replace the Airport Extreme base station with an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and my old Linksys WRT54G.

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