Backup your data. Do it now and do it right.

When was the last time you did a backup of your files? When was the last time you tested it? I mean really tested it? How would you explain to your family/business colleagues/tax department that you lost all the files?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new external hard drive to backup her digital media. Her . . . → Read More: Backup your data. Do it now and do it right.

Windows Home Server and PIO mode

The novelty of my new Windows Home Server (WHS1) has worn off and I was really getting peeved about its seeming random slowness when transferring some files to/from the server. Over my wired 100Mbps home LAN I was seeing speeds quoted in KBps – instead of the theoretical expected speed of around 10MB/s. As I never . . . → Read More: Windows Home Server and PIO mode

Why I love Microsoft Windows Home Server

One month into Windows Home Server and I have to admit, I am loving it and here’s why:

It works on my old Dell SC440 with only 512MB of RAM.
It was simple to install. No stuffing around with setting up hardware or software RAIDs. No file systems to mount, no chmods, so samba to install or . . . → Read More: Why I love Microsoft Windows Home Server

NAS2 becomes WHS1

For the last year or so I have been running Ubuntu Server 8.04 on my Dell SC440 as a SAMBA NAS to store and share the ever-increasing family media library. I used webmin as the UI and a pair of Samsung 500GB SATA drives mirrored and all was good. Eventually the 500GB was not enough . . . → Read More: NAS2 becomes WHS1