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Topic # 30385 6-Feb-2009 10:25
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Just another fun thread for Windows Home Server users here...

I am running a P4 HT desktop, 2.5GB RAM, two interal 160GB HDD and lots of external Seagate USB drives.

I like external drives because it's easy to manage in terms of adding/removing. Yesterday I've added another 1TB drive to the system and might start replacing all those 500GB drives with new 1TB drives.

Here's a screenshot (please keep size down if posting screenshots!)





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  Reply # 194505 6-Feb-2009 18:14
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I've only set up one folder to replicate for now, will do the rest over the weekend but have finally finished installing all drives and moving all data onto the server.  What a mission!



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Reply # 194767 8-Feb-2009 19:04
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Come on... I am sure there are more Windows Home Server users here?

I am using Diskeeeper WHS and love to see that data nicely ordered:





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Reply # 194771 8-Feb-2009 19:27
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gonna play devils advocate here but have you got enough data to fill that much disk space? :)



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Reply # 194775 8-Feb-2009 19:52
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  Reply # 194780 8-Feb-2009 20:00
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I have a copy of WHS (part of the MS Action Pack) but just haven't got around to installing it on a machine.
I used have a WHS but decided a NAS device was all I needed at the time.




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  Reply # 194781 8-Feb-2009 20:02
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I've got replication running now, and have backed up a couple of computers so the space has rapidly diminished :)  Still, I'm happy to have near enough to a terabyte left having moved all my data to the WHS and replicated it for redundancy.  So to answer DjShadow - Yep I do :)

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  Reply # 194974 9-Feb-2009 20:07
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At some point, once funds allow, this will get a rebuild...

This is my old desktop from a few years back, in a nice huge case with lots of space for more disks:

 - Athlon 1800+
 - 512MB RAM
 - 1x Seagate 7200.11 (doh for the firmware bug!) 500GB disk
 - 1x Hitachi 320GB disk
 - 1x Seagate 7200.10 320GB disk

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In the not to distant future I intend on replacing the motherboard with a low end Athlon 64 (for 64 bit compatibility, needed for WHS 2), and 2GB of RAM - just built a WHS box for someone else with these specs and it flies with little power draw. Am just slowly increasing the disk as required (just added the 500GB disk and now I can enable more duplication!)

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  Reply # 194984 9-Feb-2009 20:50
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Any of you WHS users running the MediaPortal TVServer on it?
Is it even possible?
Don't need to be able to watch TV on it as we use a client for this.

If I could do that then I would be able to get rid of my TVServer PC, put the 400GB from this, and my two 750GB HDDs from the NAS into it as well, making a nice all-in-one unit to store all data, backups, TV recordings etc.




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  Reply # 198727 2-Mar-2009 11:27
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Signature has most details about the home server, although some storage changes have been made recently.

Q6600, 4GB Ram. + VMware Server 2 running 4 plus VM's most of the time.





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  Reply # 198763 2-Mar-2009 13:45
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I secured a LaCie Gigabit Ethernet 1TB and intalled Windows Home Server on it - after bumping the RAM to 1GB.


Now to add a USB HDD for server backups and all will be sweet!



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  Reply # 200915 12-Mar-2009 22:07
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Finally got my Windows Home Server up and running.  Smile

Just got to move stuff off 4 machines and a lappy to the shared folders, sort duplicates of all our music and vids phew what a task.  Machine still doing first backups so showing lots of spare space for the moment.

Tversity is streaming to my good old DSM320 and just installed LightsOut.


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  Reply # 201141 13-Mar-2009 23:55
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You know what's really sad about several of the posts in this thread?  Multi-terabyte drive arrays with greater than 50% space available.  What the point of having the space if you don't use it?

My TV "drive' is 1TB, and currently has 100GB free.  My 3TB Films drive has 191 MB (yes, Metabyte) free.
I'm not runnign WHS due to limitations with regards to my requirements at home, so I'm not posting screenshots


PS:  I'm in the market for some high capicity drives at low cost :-)

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  Reply # 217211 23-May-2009 13:28
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Well I finally got around to building our WHS again!
Nothing flash, just made up of parts from old machines that it replaced. (A TV Server and NAS)

AMD Athlon64 3400+ - Socket 754
MSI Mainboard with SATA & GB LAN
2GB DDR-400 RAM
1x WD 160GB IDE - Not sure why I bothered with this drive, it just seemed a waste to leave it out.
1x Seagate 400GB SATA - This is a dedicated drive for Mediaportal timeshifting and recorded TV (Not added to WHS storage pool)
2x Seagate 1TB SATA - Photos, music, movies etc and backup data from other machines, which I have yet to set up
2x Nova-S-Plus DVB-S cards for Freeview via Sat - No HD here :(
400W Enermax PSU
128MB AGP card
PCI SATA Card - Needed as the mainboard only has 2 SATA ports

Mediaportal TV Server installed and working great so far, the client is an Asus Eee Box (connected to lounge TV) and our laptops.

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  Reply # 217228 23-May-2009 15:19
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CYaBro: Well I finally got around to building our WHS again!
Nothing flash, just made up of parts from old machines that it replaced. (A TV Server and NAS)


Nice... welcome to the clan...you will find the WHS a very useful addition to your network.

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  Reply # 217325 23-May-2009 21:22
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I would show a picture of my storage, but whoppity do thats not the important bit. The important but is the 4vm I have on there.

A linux server for squid proxy, squeeze center (running the music off WHS)
A Windows 7 VM for day to day use
A Windows 7 Vm for video processing (not always running)
A Windows 2003 Server for windows Server stuff (haven't found a use for it)
A Windows Home Server test machine, for buggering around with.




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