I recently Stumbled across this article when I was browsing the internet: Build your own NAS using FreeNAS | geekyprojects.com
I was thinking about taking this to the next level. I realized that I have a couple of old computers I could do this too, but first I wanted to ask a few questions.
Here is the kinda thing I was thinking of:
Server using old computer with RAID array connects to router which all computers in house connect too. Current computers:
Computer 1 - Hardwired to router
Laptop - Uses Wifi
Is it possible to setup an old computer to have a RAID array (which from my understanding kinda connects HDD's together using an addon to the motherboard, or something along those lines) that is hardwired into the router allowing anyone who connects to our home network to access files on the Server? Also, is it possible to create a home website, so a website is stored on the server and is then added as the homepage on whatever computer, so it shows links to different websites etc (I was thinking XAMPP). Then if we want to backup our computer when can back them up to our home server.
Can anyone think of something along those lines? Does anyone have something like that setup in their house?