Setting up a testing server

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  1. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    I've got an old PC I've installed Linux onto - I was wondering if there is anyway to use this to act as a Virtual Server....

    It's also got 3 Hard drives, so I'd want to use this to back up data from my Mac at the end of every day
     
  2. tschoftner macrumors member

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    Hi there!
    Don't know whether this is useful for you but you could use the "LAMP"-package. It's the equivalent for WAMP on Linux. Just type LAMP into google and you'll find a suitable package for you.
    Once installed it'll give you a full server with apachel, php and mysql. You can use your computer as a server with this package.
    Just type "localhost" 8 (after installing) into your webbrowser and then you can start.
    best wishes from Austria,
    Thomas
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    "virtual"?? Sounds like you just set up a "real" server. "Virtual means you didn't use any physical hardware. For example if you had assigned a second IP address to an ethernet interface or if you have used VMware on the Mac to install Linux.

    The Backup case is triveal to setup. Simply "share" a folder on the inux side and then mount if on the Mac. Or you could use FTP. You will need to ask amore secific question to get a more detailed answer.
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    He said he just did this... Install Linux on a PC. So he's done.
     

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