Add-In: Drive Bender v2.1.0.5

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Drive Bender for WHS2011 and Windows Server 2012 Essential users has been updated.

Release has the following change log:

  • [Bug fix] The Drive Bender Manager fails to start if the Windows font scaling setting is not 100%.
  • [Bug fix] When a file is being created, a target location is not being found.
  • [Bug fix] Changing the "Provisioning limit" caused the Drive Bender Manager / Console to crash.
  • [Bug fix] Landing zone clearing can fail to find a target location for the file to be moved.
  • [Bug fix] Drive enumeration (as used internally) not filtering some system folders correctly.
  • [Bug fix] Added threaded monitoring for networked mapped nodes.

This latest version can be downloaded from here.

The Cloud Xtender Project


Cloud Xtender from the guys who bring us Drive Bender allows a users to create a local drive on their machine that points to one or more cloud drives. The number and type of cloud providers is not limited, and you specify rules that determine file placement.

It’s an interesting project which will be with us soon, but in the meantime you can read more about it here.

CloudBerry Backup for Server v3.9

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CloudBerry Backup for Server has been updated to version 3.9.

This latest version comes with the following new features and updates:

  • Point-in-time restore without deleted files;
  • Command line: back up empty folders;
  • Exchange: manually enter configuration;
  • Support Copy-Only SQL backups.

More details on these new features can be found here.

Add-In: My Movies v5.00 Build 2

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My Movies for Windows – Home and Essentials has been updated to version 5.00 Build 2, with the following change log:

  • Fix: If there is a leftover database file, the system should now be able to back that up to a different filename.
  • Fix: There was a problem when selecting WMA as music disc copier format on Windows 7 and 8.
  • Fix: There could be connection problems from My Movies for iPad and My Movies for iPhone.
  • Fix: Category collection view could fail to be displayed due to an invalid SQL.
  • Fix: Issue that could cause double copying when software was operating as client.
  • Fix: There could be a problem storing the index for Dune of it was on another device than the local server.
  • Fix: The software made some autorun adjustments also on desktop PC’s that was not ideal, and could cause problems when installing the first time.
  • Fix: Dashboard display images for copied movie discs and monitoring was not merge into the new database format. This can lead to clients not displaying the images in the properties windows.
  • Fix: There was a 2500 point requirement check from the Pre Release in the dashboard login.
  • Fix: There was some strings missing in localization, which showed as localization errors when opening the feature list dialog.

More information can be found here.

Five Affordable NAS Servers

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cnet takes a look at 5 advanced affordable NAS servers for home networking backup.

Taken a look at are the Synology Disk Station DS214se, WD My Cloud EX2, WD My Cloud, Seagate Central and the Apple AirPort Time Capsule.

A great write up on each, which you can find here.

How To Configure Health Report in WS2012 R2 Essentials

Would you like to know how to configure Health Report in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials?

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If so then the Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has a great tutorial on how to do just that with plenty of pics to guide you along the way (we like that!).

You can find their tutorial here.

My Movies Version 5 Released

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My Movies for Windows – Home and Essentials which includes Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 w. Essentials Role has been updated to version 5.00.

For those of you wishing to know more about version 5, here is an introduction video:

This initial release of My Movies 5 can be found here.

StableBit DrivePool “Product 3”

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The guys at StableBit have an article on their blog about DrivePool version RC and how it relates to their future "Product 3":

“Product 3 will allow you to add Pool Parts to the pool that are not necessarily stored on physical disks. This is going to open up a whole range of very exciting possibilities.”

A good read on “Product 3″ and File Placement for StableBit DrivePool which you can find here.

Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.3.6.7582 RC

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The beta release of StableBit DrivePool for WHS2011 users has had an upgrade.

Version is now at release candidate stage which is one step away from being released as final. 

You can find the download link here.

Add-In: Drive Bender v2.1.0.0

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Drive Bender v2 ER1 has been released and is out of beta.

Version has the following change log:

  • [Bug fix] If a mount point is unmounted by Windows, it may fail to re-mount.
  • [Bug fix] Drive merging could fail with an error.
  • [Bug fix] The file health monitor could missing certain file when scanning the pool.
  • [Bug fix] The core service could fail to start is the OS language was not recognised.
  • [Bug fix] Many tweaks to the Drive Bender Manager and Console.

More information including the download links are available from here.