It shows how to build, install and configure your own and secret Server - System.
- It is cheap
- It is easy
- It is secret
- It is steampunk
The idea behind this server was to hide it in a bokk or something similar.
The basic system is a thin client wich can be obtained for less than 25.- EUR. These cleints have very low power consumtion and most of them will have a CF - Slot.
CF - Card became less expensive in the last month and you can buy one with a capacity up to 64 GByte for a moderate price.
After some days off using the server I measured more than 40 degrees C during heavy load.
So I decided to drill additional holes in the top and bottom. Now there is enough airflow to keep the server cool.
With kind regards,
Step 1: Materials
For the NAS - Server:
- 1 book safe or similar housing
- 1 thin client e.g. FUTRO A250 (20.- EUR) with power supply
- 1 CF 32GByte KomputerBay (32.- EUR)
- 1 CD with NAS4FREE
For the installation:
- 1 USB CD or DVD drive for installation
- 1 Keyboard
- 1 TFT Monitor
Step 2: Hardware installation
Disassemble the thin client and fit it into the book safe as shown on the pictures.
Slide the CF into the CF slot.
Attach CD - drive, the TFT and the keyboard.
Attach Power and Network.
Step 3: Installation of software
Boot from CD and after a while you will see the main menu.
Choose install >> 9
Choose embedded installation with data partition. This will gives you space on the CF to use for the WWW server and for storing data.
If you have 512MByte and / or more RAM you can skip the swap partition. This gives you more space for data.
After the installation is completed, reboot the server.