NethServer Version: 7.4
Module: (not sure what this means)
i5 4430 4c/4t
8GB DDR3 RAM
120GB SSD (OS drive)
4x 4TB WD Reds for data
1x Intel I217V nic
2x Realtek 8111 nics
Current OS: Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Resources checked already: Howto install NethServer as Samba AD domain controller v0.2
I want to move away from Windows server. Currently use it for AD, client backups (2x Win 10, 1x Manjaro), File server. Both Win 10 machines are AD/domain joined, Manjaro machine is not (but would like it to be). This is a home server used for personal use, just fyi
I am not looking to migrate anything. I want to completely blow out the current machines, fresh installs of Win10/Manjaro and rebuild the server using Nethserver. New domain, new accounts, etc.
My #1 issue right now is understanding how to setup DNS on the Nethserver. In a VM (VMWare Player 14) I managed to setup everything else setup, a Windows 10 VM could ping the server but the server could not ping the Win10 Client nor could the client connect to the domain (a message on Windows 10 about not being able to find the domain). This could very well have to do with the VM networking and “promiscuous mode” but I couldnt figure out exactly how to ensure that was set. Likely a non-issue when I do this bare metal.
The next part I am unsure of is if there is a built in app or a “go-to” option for client backups (scheduled, incremental), similar to what Win 2016 Essentials offers.
The last part I was unclear about was shared folders. I see the option, and it has a field to name the folder but I see no option for deciding where its actually located. Is there a default location these all are placed in? How can I make sure these end up on my 4x 4TB “array” and not on the 120GB SSD used for the OS?
I am brand new to Nethserver (just found out about it a day ago) and am excited for the prospects it offers in replacing my Windows Server. My apologies if some of my questions are real simple, but I am sure with a little guidance I can learn and someday contribute back to others who then will be like I am now. Thanks