Well certainly nothing would be horrible. Theres no reason to not use fedora.
Honestly looking at intel ARK, and having some confidence in the Dell T line of desktops from recent playing with them… Do whatever the hell you want with it I honestly don’t think you can do anything bad.
Fedora is good, I think you need to add in some of the non-free stuff for better functionality, I’m not super familiar.
Both of my servers run Debian9. Debian is known for a long life span and stable packages.
My primary server runs an NFS file server service, apache php sql for both a proxy and web server, Plex and SyncThing. Probably going to stack zabbix at some point to monitor both servers and my pfSense router.
My secondary server runs Shinobi - a nodeJS based service for recording security cameras.
You should try D E B I A N. Easy to use and very stable. With Fedora you have to contend with new releases every 6 months, and potential package instability as a result of it’s bleeding edge nature. If you like bleeding edge you can always try Debian testing or Debian unstable. Testing being the next version of Debian. Unstable being the most cutting edge and least stable. Releases are supported for 5 years so you can be relatively hands off, aside from updates.
I’d also say go the Fedora route. I’ve had Fedora as my media / file server for years now and it’s fantastic at that. Fedora is very user friendly, but it has a very fast release cycle (every 6 months I think). I’m pretty sure my server is a release or two behind at this point, and I don’t run updates or reboot very often.
My setup is a ZFS pool (which I need to fix, and I keep putting it off), and Plex. It works very well at that, although I’m pretty sure I can’t do system updates without breaking ZFS. Haven’t tried for a while.
I also have a very small VM for qbittorrent, which I can access from any browser on my network, and also a small VM for clonedeploy, which I don’t use but wish I would.
Ubuntu would also be a good choice. It’s fairly robust as a server OS as well. I would definitely steer clear of the niche distros, as the point of the server is stability.
My home server is currently running Ubuntu 16.04LTS desktop. I run a 2 TB ZFS pool for local PC backups and media storage, Zoneminder for 1 IP camera, Plex, and a TeamSpeak sever. Once the setup was done, I have had zero issues with it. I do most work o it via SSH, when I want to install something new, for example.
Yep. I started in 2012 with 2TB, I’m up to 48TB, at 60% utilization. You’re starting down a path best not traveled, my friend.
Backblaze doesn’t support unlimited for $50/yr with Linux. You need to use their B2 service, which is basically API compatible with Amazon S3.
So, from what I’m seeing, you’re good with whatever distro piques your interest. I’m going to throw my support behind either CentOS (for longer release cycles) or Fedora (for more bleeding edge and shorter release cycles)
I’d recommend grabbing a 4TB drive since they’ve got one of the best prices per TB.
You’re going to find that once you’ve ripped a couple BluRay TV shows to it, you could have burned up 1TB already.