I have seen the adverts for Linode in the latest videos and its looking quite useful. I still feel like I don’t fully comprehend all the possibilities of what I can do with this?
Is it possible to use Linode as a metaphorical caching server? Can I download linux isos and steam titles to the linode server and then push them directly to my PC? I seem to struggle getting above 40-60 megabytes per second downloads on steam and origin at home even though I’m running a gigabit connection. Didn’t know if this was possible or not really ideal for this service.
Aside from this I am data hoarding about 40 terabytes of data at home currently and I have an emby server on my main desktop. I have a second desktop which is running an i7-3570k 16gb ddr3 and a gtx 1080. I was wondering what is the best way to implement a NAS and get a second backup of my storage utilizing more Local HDDs or the best way to make all my data be stored on my backup PC instead of my main PC.
I have a 5 gigabit LAN connection router, but do i need to get a network switch, is 10 gigabit LAN worth it? What’s necessary for 4k streaming to WAN or LAN? Do i need ECC ram and a used Xeon from Ebay? What’s the best way to setup this NAS for outside access and the ability to communicate with my other devices in a secure and safe way?
I’ve looked around and seen Synology but I REALLY want to DIY this thing myself. I know a lot about hardware but the software and setting up of this NAS is whats intimidating me. I also want to know if its possible to SSD cache or RAM Cache this machine in a way that would allow me to physically download large 80gb files in a 60 second to 100 second time frame. What can I do to speed up the nightly backups or etc?
P.S. I’ve heard of Pfsense and Wendell is always talking about the benefits of linux. Should my NAS run linux and should i make a 3rd box manually to be a Pfsense firewall and can I incorporate Pi Hole into that 3rd box as well to make a network wide adblocker to protect my families risky click habits?