Showing posts with label Squeezebox Server. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Squeezebox Server. Show all posts

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Amahi Home Server

Amahi is a project that looks like it could be a good home server solution for me. Amahi is a set of packages that installs on Red Hat Linux, and a service that allows cloud configuration of your server.

Many of the features that are available make Amahi a great solution for a home server:

  • Firefly media sever for streaming to iTunes

  • Built-in VPN server

  • File server

  • Folder replication with greyhole

  • Backup, both full disk (with PBA) and incremental backups (with client software)

  • Ability to install other applications.  I am interested in this for:

    • UPnP server, for streaming to Xbox

    • Squeezebox Server for playing audio to our Squeezeboxes

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Uninstalled SqueezeCenter from Windows Home Server

A while ago Logitech released a version of SqueezeCenter for Windows Home Server.  It was nice to install it on our server, and not have to worry about keeping another computer running, just for access to our music.  I have been having a problem with the installation though.  If the server is restarted, the SqueezeCenter is not able to successfully startup.  It appeared that the SqueezeSQL service wasn't starting fast enough so SqueezeCenter service wasn't able to connect to the database.

Since we are using Window Media Center, we have a faster computer that is always running, that can be used to run the SqueezeCenter software. The music is still on the server, so there is more network traffic when playing local content, but things are working pretty well.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Disk Space on WHS System disk

I have been having some problems with my Windows Home Server.  The 20GB system disk has been filling up.  When this happens various programs get unstable (Can't connect to the console, Squeezebox Server crashes, ...)

I RDP'd into the server and then took a look for where the disk space was going.  I found that the log files from the DynDNS client were taking 8GB of space.  Once I deleted the log files, everything started working well again.  I will try to see if I can disable the logging the client.

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