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Topic # 22406 27-May-2008 14:47
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http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/2008/05/22/time-to-get-ready-for-windows-home-server-power-pack-1/

Looks like it is close.  Having been bitten by the file corruption bug, I can't wait.  I just hope installing it does not require you to take all the files off and do a clean install....Frown

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  Reply # 137437 11-Jun-2008 18:06
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PP1 so far looks good. A couple of bugs but nothing too majorLaughing







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Reply # 137447 11-Jun-2008 18:21
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I have been running the PP1 NDA Beta since January - even before they added the corruption bug fix in it. It's been solid and I had a couple of bugs uploaded - one was good enough to actually get a Windows Home Server backpack (which arrived this week) as an award.

Pretty good version, I am still running the private beta version - might actually wait for the final release to update my server.

The best things: support for Windows Vista  64 bit and server backup.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 141917 1-Jul-2008 15:25
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borgia: Looks like it is close.  Having been bitten by the file corruption bug, I can't wait.


I'm holding my breath... turning a little blue... is it here? is it here?

Ahhhhhhh!

So much for "first half 2008". Has anyone else heard the real ETA?!?

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Reply # 141920 1-Jul-2008 15:27
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The public beta is available now and you can try it if you want. It's working really well.




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  Reply # 141929 1-Jul-2008 15:57
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freitasm: The public beta is available now and you can try it if you want. It's working really well.


Thanks Mauricio

I'm now a little wary of betas- I had got all excited by the beta of WHS, downloaded it and went and bought hardware to play with it on. All kinda good, but a couple of speed wobbles, and then the server wouldn't boot. It took a long time to isolate the fault, (PSU!) and at that stage I had bought the full edition in the hope that the fault was a software one.

So I know that the beta software is OK-ish, but I've now got a production machine running and I'm loathe to tinker with it again. I'd hate to tell my better half that the MP3's have gone by way of corruption, especially as she helped feed most of our CDs into the drive for reripping at higher bitrates. I haven't been bitten by the corruption bug, a couple of files that failed duplication but a reboot sorted that out. I've slowed down using Media Player across the lan until the patch is released.

The full release is so close, I can wait. But it's just another slippage that we're all used to. Sigh. I'm not bashing MS, I think the product is great, and Windows keeps me employed, but I just plain old want it NOW!

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  Reply # 141951 1-Jul-2008 17:13
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Its a release candidate now, RC1 v4 I think.

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Reply # 141966 1-Jul-2008 18:06
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You can always change your user to have Read Only access to the folder - this will prevent any application writing over that folder and should prevent problems with the files.

Also the corruption problem only appears on folders with duplication on. You can turn duplication off for that folder if you have a backup of those files...




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  Reply # 142135 2-Jul-2008 09:38
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freitasm: Also the corruption problem only appears on folders with duplication on. You can turn duplication off for that folder if you have a backup of those files...


Ah! Now there's a thought! It's only 35 Gb of mp3's so it'll fit on a spare drive. I'll keep the backup offline so it doesn't get backed up itself.

OT: My father worked in broadcasting, and I met a friend of his who had 10,000 vinyl records of blues artists collected over the years. He had a special room for them. Seems sad in a way that something like this could be carried these days in your back pocket with no significant loss of quality...

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