Built a server (rebuild)

  • 21 July 2017
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Front of Opteron 250 server

Servers come in various shapes and forms. Some servers contain consumer grade hardware while others contain specialized server hardware. This is the story of how I built one using a combination of both consumer and specialized hardware. I like to name my hardware, so let's call this server boxy. Boxy originally came into The Working Centre's Computer Recycling Project a little over a year ago. Normally we (the IT staff at The Working Centre) put servers in a separate area from the usual Computer Recycling systems.

New KODI server build

  • 1 February 2017
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SPEC-01 case that holds our KODI server

Our current living room KODI server is getting a bit old. We currently have 8TB of storage between 2 x 3TB and a 2TB hard drive. Media is spread across the drives and is starting to get a bit disorganized. Part of the disorganization is because of the age of some of the data. Back when I first started ripping media for what was then called XBMC I used the command line interface program transcode to do a lot of work.