So I want to set up a basic home server for my office. The server would not need to do more than host documents such as word, excel, host an Access Database, and perhaps host a printer or two. After doing my research I decided OMV would be a good way to go.
For the machine I have an old PC that I planed to try out.
The specs of that machine:
Processor Intel (R) Core(TM)2
Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
Drive 500GB SATA HDD
So my plan was to try an install using a USB to host OMV and use the 500GB HDD as storage. After succeeding with that I plan to get an internal SSD to host OMV and expand the storage to something like 2TB.
I am brand new to the idea of setting up a home server, but after fumbling my way through the OMV website, numerous youtube videos, and pages of forums and MANY failed attempts using different methods I now have OMV running on the machine and was able to share a few files from one PC in the network to another. YES!
What's funny, only because it doesn't matter, as I never planned on keeping the setup this way at all, is I somehow managed to end up running OMV on the 500GB HDD instead of the 16GB USB. So I currently have the server running with the OS on the 500GB HDD and the storage is 16GB on the USB stick 🤦🏻♂️. Oh well, the important thing is I did it! I managed to create a working home server on my first day of trying.
So what next? Whatever I end up doing I realize I will of course have to reinstall OMV...
Should I stick with this system, and buy an SSD to host OMV, then expand storage with a 2TB HDD?
Should I upgrade any other components of the system?