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Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v2.2.0.903 RC

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:42:27 +0000

By Philip Churchill

StableBit DrivePool the disk pooling application with file duplication has a new version available to download. Version 2.2.0.903 RC includes optimized performance when dealing with many thousands of open files, a more intelligent mounting process and localization support for 10 languages. You can download it here: https://stablebit.com/DrivePool/Download

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Lights-Out 2.5 Information

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:40:22 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Lights-Out the power saving add-in for Windows Server 2016 Essentials and WHS2011 have published details on their new 2.5 release over on their blog. In a two part series, the post goes over the user interface, automatic software updates, the handling of away mode, three client deployment methods, creating a pre-configured installation package and using […]

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Drive Bender Version 3 Details

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:17:10 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Drive Bender the add-in which allows storage pooling is due to be upgraded to version 3 any time soon. New features for version 3 include: Application whitelisting, which allows only whitelisted apps to write to the pool (or specific folders). Improved licensing that will allow users to manage their own license keys (aka release from […]

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Add-In: StableBit DrivePool 2.2.0.847 BETA

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:15:21 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Covecube have released a beta version of StableBit DrivePool there disk pooling application with file duplication. This new BETA comes with a substantial list of bug fixes, support for ReFS, an improved drive removal process, along with a brand new feature called hierarchical pooling. A blog post detailing the changes is available here, whilst you […]

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WHSClamAV on GitHub

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:37:39 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Remember WHSClamAV? WHSClamAV is a antivirus add-in utilising the open source antivirus engine ClamAV which was released for WHS version 1. Developer Al West has put WHSClamAV up on GitHub so people can now contribute to the project. Al states: I’m hoping to get a bit of collaboration going on this as I don’t have […]

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Add-In: Drive Bender v2.6.0.0

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:36:22 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Since we last mentioned them, Drive Bender has had 2 updates to its pooling and file redundancy addin. Now at version 2.6.0.0, the add-in has the following changes: Release v2.6.0.0 release (2017-05-20) [b] Folder repairing during a health check was not reporting errors correctly. [u] Improved logging for balancing issues. [u] Improved logging for folder […]

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Add-In: Lights-Out Maintenance Release 2.0.2

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:41:27 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The add-in Lights-Out has been updated. Maintenance release 2.0.2 includes the following changes: Fix #227932 Wake domain is not saved on client side. Fix #625005 Backup wake task is not working for setting “Always on during configured backup time”. Fix #997366 Disabled time span does not count down in console. Fix #498650 Detection of server […]

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Add-In: Drive Bender v2.5.5.0 Beta

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:28:19 +0000

By Philip Churchill

A beta release of Drive Bender the pooling technology add-in is available. Release v2.5.5.0 beta has the following change log: [u] Much of the core has been updated to use our new code base. [b] When restoring a pool, an empty pool could be created in addition to the restored pool. [b] When an internal […]

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Add-In: Drive Xtender Coming Soon

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:22:22 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Division-M the company which brings us Drive Bender have announced a new product, Drive Xtender. Drive Xtender is a hybrid of Drive Bender and Cloud Xtender in one neat package. Over the years Division-M have learned a lot with regards to pool performance and product usability and this new product is a game changer for […]

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Lights-Out Support Forums

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:04:03 +0000

By Philip Churchill

GREEN-IT Software who produce the add-in Lights-Out have moved their support forums. The new forums are here http://forum.home-server-blog.de/viewforum.php?f=94&language=en. You can see, they provide 4 sub-forums. One for announcements, and the other three for Lights-Out Version 2, Version 1 and Lights-Out Mobile. Just register a new user account here http://forum.home-server-blog.de/ucp.php?mode=register&language=en and accept the forum rules and […]

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Advanced Admin Console v1.5.7

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:35:35 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The add-in Advanced Admin Console has had its final release with all the licensing and activation code removed. With Advanced Admin Console you gain access to all administrative areas of your server like Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Network Places and many more. It integrates Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer right into the server’s Dashboard. You […]

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Add-In: Lights-Out v2.0.1

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:16:22 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The add-in Lights-Out has had a maintenance release, and version 2.0.1 is now available. This release fixes issues reported by users since release of 2.0.0 and also includes a new feature for waking multiple computers. Here is the complete change log: Fix #386490 Crash in Acronis detection Fix #734008 Dashboard Crash on Essentials 2016 Fix […]

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Hard Drive Reliability Report

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:54:53 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Cloud backup provider Backblaze has released quarterly hard drive reliability and replacement rate reports for the last few years. In its latest report, we find out yet again what is the most reliable hard drives to use in our home servers. Its an interesting read, which you can find here.

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Add-In: Lights-Out 2.0

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:46:33 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The plugin Lights-Out which minimizes energy consumption on your home server has been updated to version 2.0. What Lights-Out can do for you: Save energy and money Lights-Out runs your server and computers on demand and not 24/7. Lights-Out reduces your carbon footprint and saves your money. Lights-Out implements Green-IT for Home and Small Business […]

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Add-In: Drive Bender v2.5.0.0a

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:44:07 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The storage pooling add-in Drive Bender has been updated to version 2.5.0.0a with the following change log: [u] Windows 10 Anniversary update driver issue fixed, we are now using the stock Eldos driver for Windows 10 / Server 2016. [b] Drive Bender leaking Windows handles. [n] Added “most space” balancing option. Put simply, when new […]

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Free Windows Server 2016 eBook

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:42 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The Microsoft Press blog have details about a free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2016. Available in PDF format for standard and mobile devices, the free 181 page ebook can be downloaded from here.

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Nano Server Image Builder

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:39:17 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Microsoft have released the Nano Server Image Builder. This new tool helps you create a custom Nano Server image and bootable USB media with the aid of a graphical interface. “Based on the inputs you provide, it generates images for deployment and creates reusable PowerShell scripts that allow you to create installations of Nano Server […]

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Window Server Webcast

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:37:32 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The Windows Server webcast from October 13th is now available for your viewing pleasure. Jeffrey Snover, Jeff Woolsey, Erin Chapple, and the team behind Windows Server discuss and demo the new security, application, and datacenter innovations found in Windows Server 2016. You can catch it here.

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Windows Server 2016 Editions

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:49:59 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Details on the various Windows Server 2016 editions are available from the Microsoft Australia OEM Team. As well as the edition, licensing model and CAL requirements are also listed, as well as feature differentiation between Datacenter and the Standard Editions You can find the details here.

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Windows Server 2016 Documents

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:35:56 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Microsoft’s Australia OEM Team have released a list of documents relating to Windows server 2016. Available for download are the following: Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 security auditing and monitoring reference Hyper-V Shielded Virtual Machines Compliance white paper Privileged Identity Management Compliance white paper Shielded Virtual Machine infographic Containers 101 infographic Introducing Windows Server […]

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Microsoft Launch Windows Server 2016

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:28:31 +0000

By Philip Churchill

At Ignite last week Microsoft announced the launch of Windows Server 2016. For those of you that wish to play, a 180 day trial is available from the TechNet Evaluation Centre. Also a webcast is planned for October 13th with a walkthrough of its new features with demos and early adopter stories, whilst additional demos and documentation […]

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CloudBerry Backup v4.7.1

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:19:00 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Updated from version 4.6, CloudBerry Backup has been updated to version 4.7.1 with the following changes: New storage providers: NatApp object storage, Akaza, CenturyLink, Cisco, LeoNovus, SwiftStack, Zettagrid, Selectel, Zetta Ability to create and run MS SQL Server backup and restore plan in CLI Option to generate a detailed report for backup to OpenStack storage […]

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 293

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 10:16:33 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Episode 293 of the Home Server Show podcast is available: “A whole lot of follow up on this episode. Circle, WiFi, Server to NAS, and a better look at Open Mesh with Mike Faucher. Jim Collison discusses cloud storage while Dave digs into his wiring closet. Also, some moving news.” You can catch the audio […]

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CloudBerry Backup 4.6 Released

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 10:09:26 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 4.6 The latest version comes with the following new features and updates: Support dynamic disks for Image-based backup Ability to create a bootable ISO for Image-based backup Support JSON for Keystone authentication Support dynamic disks for Image-based backup In previous versions of CloudBerry Backup you were not able to include dynamic disks […]

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Drive Bender Lives On

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:03:05 +0000

By Philip Churchill

After our last story explaining why Anthony from Division-M made the decision to move away from his full time position at the company which produces Drive Bender. Anthony has been flooded with the community’s response. So the end result, in Anthony’s words: “Given the level of user support, it seems I had no other choice […]

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The Home Server show Podcast Episode 292

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:30:37 +0000

By Philip Churchill

After a few weeks of absence, its time for another episode of the Home server Show podcast. Episode 292 is all about Circle, WiFi, and Networking: On this episode of Home Server Show I’ll unbox Circle while giving you a heads up about this new product. Listen in if you want to manage your wifi […]

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Update for auto-redirection of WS2012 R2 Essentials for Windows 10 client connector

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:41:27 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Microsoft have updated their post on client connector availability for Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10 joined to WHS2011 and Essentials 2012. The updated post highlights the availability of an update (3105885) to support auto-redirection of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for the Windows 10 client connector. Client Connector availability with Windows Home Server, Small Business […]

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Drive Bender Sales Suffer

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:24:42 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Anthony from Division-M has made the difficult decision to move away from his full time position at the company. Using the company’s blog, Anthony stated the following: Unfortunately slowing Drive Bender sales and sluggish Cloud Xtender numbers have meant that ongoing development at the current pace is just not financially possible. The slowing Drive Bender sales […]

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Add-In: Lights-Out v1.6.1

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:30:46 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Version 1.6.1 of Lights-Out has been released. This is primarily a bug fix update which fixes some Windows 10 issues. With added official support for Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Lights-Out for Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Server Essentials 2012 (R2) Added support for Windows […]

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 291

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:16:12 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Episode 291 of the Home Server Show podcast is up: It’s a battle between the Dell Inspiron micro 3050 and the HP Stream mini. We’ll talk about Media Center and if it’s better on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with these boxes. you can catch episode 291 here.

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Integrating WS Essentials Tech Preview 3 with Azure Virtual Networks

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:35:12 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The Microsoft Australia OEM Team have published a blog post on integrating Windows Server Essentials Tech Preview 3 with Azure Virtual Networks: …if you need to extend your network into the Azure for the purpose of enabling Azure RemoteApp, virtual machines running a variety of OSs and applications, as well as a variety of other […]

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Add-In: CloudBerry Backup v4.5

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:30:44 +0000

By Philip Churchill

CloudBerry Backup has been updated to version 4.5: CloudBerry Backup 4.5 comes with a set of new features and enhancements such as the ability to backup and restore NTFS permissions, perform server restore on Amazon EC2 and clear the Archive Bit attribute of the files during the backup. Here is the list of new features: Backup […]

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Add-In: StableBit Scanner v2.5.2.3103 BETA

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:13:28 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The beta release of StableBit Scanner has been updated to version 2.5.2.3103 BETA with the following change log: * Windows 10 support. – Recompiled everything using Visual Studio 2015. * Updated WiX Toolset to 3.10 RC. * Licensing fixes. More details on StableBit Scanner, the advanced hard disk surface scanner and monitor is available from here.  

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Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v2.2.0.651 BETA

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:08:27 +0000

By Philip Churchill

StableBit have updated the beta version of their pooling add-in, StableBit DrivePool. Version 2.2.0.651 BETA has the following change: Fixed service crash when last disk in a pool was removed. As always more information on StableBit DrivePool  is available from here.    

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Configure Azure Online Backup on WS2012 R2 Essentials

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:05:51 +0000

By Philip Churchill

A post on the Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server blog has an article on how to configure Microsoft Azure Online Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: Microsoft Azure Backup is a cloud-based backup solution that enables online backup and restore of important data to help protect against loss and corruption. This feature […]

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CloudBerry Backup v4.3

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:55:43 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Online backup solution CloudBerry Backup has been updated to version 4.3. This latest release comes with a set of new features and enhancements such as File Level Recovery, Amazon Cloud Drive and VMware vCloud Air support: File Level Recovery from Image Based Backup Support Amazon Cloud Drive, VMware vCloud Air and Verizon Object Storage Support Multipart Upload for […]

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 290

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:11:16 +0000

By Philip Churchill

The latest episode of the Home Server Show podcast is up, and this week: Sophos has a beta out and it’s a hot topic in the forums. I’ve got that, a little news, and we’ll wrap up Meetup 2015 at the end.  All hardware, news, and chat is up front and Meetup talk starts at […]

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WS2016 Essentials TP3 Microsoft Online Services Integration

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:00:09 +0000

By Philip Churchill

A little while ago Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 became available and the Microsoft Australia OEM Team blog take a look at some of the Microsoft Online Services integration capabilities. A great read with plenty of screen shots, which you can find here.

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 289

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:53:40 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Episode 289 of the Home Server Show podcast is available: SmartThings V2 hub is here! We talk a little bit on migrating and complain about it mostly.  QNAP, transcoding, and a little preview to Meetup 2015.  Out with the old SmartThings hub and in with the new! What is new, how do you migrate it, […]

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Drive Bender Update Info

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:47:57 +0000

By Philip Churchill

Division-M the company behind Drive Bender have released an update regarding version 2.3.9.0: We just released v2.3.9.0 which has many tweaks including a number of Windows 10 specific fixes. Following on from this we are working on another minor update that addresses a handful of smaller problems that have been reported by users, we expect this release to be […]

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