Category: Windows Home Server

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The BYOB Podcast Episode 105

The BYOB Podcast Episode 105

Another episode of the BYOB podcast is up, and in this episode: A meat n potatoes show. Home Automation, USB over IP, poke your surface? Crashplan, Cromebook, Windows 8 All In Ones. Prepare yourself for The BYOB Podcast Episode 105. And you can find episode 105 here.

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Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.2.4.7226

Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.2.4.7226

StableBit DrivePool has been updated to fix extremely deep directory paths: [D] Measuring the pool would crash the system on pools with extremely deep directory structures. [D] = Driver was modified (reboot required after update) Version 1.2.4.7226 can be downloaded from here.

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Video: Stephen Rose on Storage Spaces

Video: Stephen Rose on Storage Spaces

Stephen Rose presents a 6 minute video on Storage Spaces. In the vid Stephen explains about Storage Spaces and Storage Pools and tells us about thin provisioning and resiliency type. You can find the video here.

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Primer on Storage Spaces

Primer on Storage Spaces

Mitch Garvis has a great primer on Storage Spaces which takes us through the process of creating a Storage Pool and how to extend it if the need arises: Storage Spaces are going to revolutionize the way we (as administrators) think about storage.  We can now hot-add drives to volumes and extend them in seconds […]

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Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.3.0.7252 Beta

Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.3.0.7252 Beta

The beta build of StableBit DrivePool has had an update. Version 1.3.0.7252 has the following changes: File evacuation is now more persistent. Added new .config option FileBalance_EvacuationPadding. Fixed some memory leaks in the Dashboard. Show the pool statistics for the correct pool after removing a missing disk. [D] Merged changes from 1.2.2 to 1.2.4. [D] […]

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Using WS2012 Essentials with more than 25 users

Using WS2012 Essentials with more than 25 users

The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has a post on using Windows Server 2012 Essentials with more than 25 users. The post explains how to run Essentials as one of your two virtual instances once you have a Windows Server 2012 Standard license. Scenario’s are also taken a look at in this […]

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Archive Optimizer for StableBit DrivePool v1.0.0.2

Archive Optimizer for StableBit DrivePool v1.0.0.2

The Archive Optimizer plug-in for StableBit DrivePool has had an update. With this plug-in you designate one or more disks as special Feeder disks. Feeder disks will receive all new files created on the pool. It will be the balancer’s job to move all the files from the Feeder disks to the Archive disks in […]

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Add-In: StableBit Scanner v2.2.0.2819

Add-In: StableBit Scanner v2.2.0.2819

StableBit Scanner for WHS 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials has had an update. Version 2.2.0.2819 has the following changes: Advanced format sector information was not being reported properly. Updated with SATA 3.1 spec. Fixed pointer overflow in Microsoft’s library when showing SMART ignore warning dialog. Added new welcome screen with […]

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Add-In: Drive Bender v1.4.5.5

Add-In: Drive Bender v1.4.5.5

The add-In Drive Bender has been updated to version 1.4.5.5. This release brings with it some major performance tweaks: Update: Enabled some of the low level caching to improve pool enumeration and access speed. This caching can improve some operation by up to 10 times. Bug fix: Under some extreme circumstances, file reads while using […]

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 208

The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 208

Its another week and its time for another episode of "The home Server Show" podcast. This week its episode 208: Update Rollup 4 is out for Windows Home Server 2011 and John, Jim, and Dave are here to dissect it.  There are new Microservers, Drobo 5N, Western Digital Sentinal, 6 watt processors, you name it! […]