I wonder how many other people out there want this too? I have, on my various computers:
- Email, mostly complete, since about 1993 (ish)
- My music collection
- A few years of photo albums
However, this weekend was a practical first step. I brought up an IMAP server, and started transferring all those archives (over 10 years) to it.
I copped out – having tried to run an OpenBSD server, and hack around on Mac OS X client – I just bought Mac OS X Server, and installed it on my desktop. About 10 minutes later, the server was running. When Apple make it easy, boy do they make it easy! I can access the archive via SSL/IMAP or SSL/HTTP, so most internet connections can reach it. By far the best is my Mac client – spotlight for over 10 years of email is awesome!