Running two whs servers in same house RRS feed

  • Question


    Hi as above is there a guide or an easy way to achieve the above


    have an intelserver running 6 x 500gb sata drives and have just built an intelhdserver running 6 x 750 gb hard drives


    the intelserver runs fine but want another just for hd camcorder pictures and home films and hd dvd's



    How can i integrate both systems ?

    Monday, August 4, 2008 12:40 PM

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  • You can run two servers without problem. They need to named differently, ie: "Server" and "Server1". Still best to have the servers with static IP addresses, ie: (Server) and (Server1). Your client machines will not be able to join both servers (for backup), but should be able to access either.

    I ran two servers for a short period. No issues on the network.


    P.S. The server names and addresses are for info purposes only, you can name them anything you want and assign whatever addresses you or your network has.
    Monday, August 4, 2008 1:43 PM
  • I also have 2 servers running together on the same network and have them on the same workgroup as my workstations.  With the same ids on both, you can create icons on your pc desktops that connect to both shared folders, and connect net use connections as you wish.  The only problem I had was getting them to both work remotely.  I finally gave up and connect externally with my HP and use the server I call my beta server on the lan only.  One server can be completely configured with the firewall ports, then the second needs the ports redefined, but the 4125 can't be changed, so streaming is out of the question.  You can get close by redefining the second server with alternate ports for 80 and 443, and then getting to the second machine by using the https://servername.homeserver.comTongue Tiedecondportid  where servername directs you to your external IP address.  I also had a problem redefining the second WebGuide port, so with those problems I gave up. 


    I hope this makes sense to you.


    Good luck and let us know if you get further than I.



    Monday, August 4, 2008 6:45 PM