Just an update.  The server migration from Ubuntu to Arch went well. The server is running great, the heat levels are low, can’t really hear the fans running now.  There are slight problems with NFS shares but that’s just a matter of some configuration change.  I’d do it whenever I need it next.

The server has been up for 22 days now, usage is running low and there are no stupid services running by default to bog my server down.

I rewired my network with Cat6 and I am seeing some nice gigabit speeds.  Having multiple switch jumps is kind of a pain though.  I probably need a 24 port gigabit router so that the traffic could run at maximum through-put.

The server has also handled 55GB inbound and 37GB outbound traffic in last 22 days :P.