I've decided to upgrade my NAS as it's nearly at 90%, so rather than buying a bigger NAS I thought I would build a server: I could then manage and automate a few other tasks, mainly simple shell scripts to sync various folders/devices.
It'll be storing media files which will serve XBMCbuntu, and I thought I would install MythTV backend on to it with a TV card. So I can stream live and recorded TV to the XBMC. I have no previous experience of MythTV or even using TV cards.
It will also serve media to Windows machines, which I currently do with Samba from the NAS.
I may also eventually add some kind of network printer, although not really researched this yet.
This is my first attempt at building a server and as I'm fairly familiar with Ubuntu (low to intermediate knowledge) and google agrees that Ubuntu Server would be the best option.
I'm just wanting confirmation before I go ahead and wipe my Hard drives and install Ubuntu Server. I'm assuming this is all simple stuff for a server to handle. Are there any considerations I should look into first, I haven't worried about security yet as the server will be inside my existing network. Although I would like to be able access the server remotely outside of the local network.