Many of us have an enormous amount of irreplaceable (or difficult to replace) data at home be it home videos of the kids, photos, music, documents, etc. Unexpected loss of this data can easily happen, due to virus infection, disk failure, laptop theft, etc. Regular backups are a great way to mitigate much of this risk. We would also like to be able to securely access this data from outside the home, such as from work. Devices can be purchased that would provide some of these features, but most of us also have a limited budget and would like more control and flexibility of such a device. These are the reasons why I have begun a personal home server project. | Read more on my projects site.