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

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