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Date:      Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:17:26 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Chris Maness <chris@chrismaness.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
Message-ID:  <44ioimooft.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <CANnsUMF4BqcjrtB9QUJp=W=__FuaHcqrGkYNJrooz9pQJJyhJQ@mail.gmail.com> (Chris Maness's message of "Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:16:33 -0800")
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Chris Maness <chris@chrismaness.com> writes:

> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Colin Barnabas <colin.barnabas@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> The Raspberry Pi B+ would be hard to beat in terms of power consumption
>> (500 mAh). Could comfortably run a web or file server (512 MB RAM) for a
>> home
>> business. Not sure on the state of FBSD ARM though, if you're intent on
>> running FBSD on the thing.
>>
>> http://www.adafruit.com/product/1914
>>
>>
> I thought of that for a Linux server running JNOS, but I think I had
> something more traditional in mind, so I could just restore the dumps of
> the old server, and be up and running in short order.  I am currently
> working on my masters in physics, and spare time is in short supply.

Keeping a drive running dwarfs the power consumption of a small
motherboard anyway. I would switch to an SSD for my own home server,
but I'll have to move my photo collection somewhere else. I've been
running VIA motherboards for years, and they've done fine for me. The
used laptop scenario isn't a bad idea, either; I know I've got one in
the closet that only gets dragged out every year or two for network
testing, and it would do that sort of job fine.



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