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26 Feb 2008

New Box

At long last I decided it was time to replace my trusty home server. It was old when I first got the machine and that's three years ago now. After some fiddling and dithering I've bought another AMD box from Digital Networks UK. The first two proved to be okay and they dealt with the defective Iiyama monitors to my satisfaction.

The new box has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor, plenty of RAM and two SATA-300 disks. I'll put Debian Etch (possibly Lenny) on the box, run the disks with software mirroring and run my home network services on the box (DNS, DHCP, NFS, Web, SSH etc). The current box doesn't have enough disk space nor a disk mirror so the new machine will be both a lot faster and a lot more capable.