mother, named after the AI Mainframe for the Nostromo from the first Alien movie, is a server in our office. It is based on an old motherboard, in a default tower case with enough space for a lot of disks, running in a RAID 6 configuration with lots of TB of usable space.

It runs Ubuntu Server with multiple Samba shares for our internal network, a WebDav server for external connections to the same shares, a syncthing instance for automatic file syncing, an automatic backup-script for some other servers and a small webserver with a fileshare page. It also clones the latest nightly btrfs snapshot to father and backups my laptop as soon as it connects to the office WiFi.