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Anomaly

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So I had enough spare parts to put together another comp, and decided to make myself a server. So far, it's being used for FTP (currently just for Firefox bookmark sync, but i have more uses planned) and Ventrilo (which will get used as soon as I let my friends that still have time for games know that it's up), but even put together, it seems like a waste of the majority of the computer's power. So, does anybody have any ideas as to any other useful ways to use this server?
For further info, I prefer *not* to use it for anything like Prime95 or [email protected], which just eats CPU power and makes it 90+ degrees in my room. Also, I've considered an HTTP or SMTP server, but have no use for one.
Any ideas?
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Make it a backup computer for all your data files, not just bookmarks...

It can be running constant backups...
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ah yes, this is true. It would probably also make sense to put more space on my server than the 80 gigs it has... perhaps my everyday-use pc (2x 250 gigs) can spare one of its hard drives lol. Are there any (free) backup applications that can do this to a highly customized level, or shall I write my own?
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Well if you have the skills necessary to write your own then go for it.
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