My Server 2012 R2 had some stability issues and I suspected a hardware error. A good oportunity to upgrade the hardware. And just as it happens MSI released a new Mainboard Series: The ECO Series. Apparently it should be very energy efficient and MSI even advertises it with special power saving levels. You can chose between ECO, Lounge and Server. Nice, sounds like the perfect board for your Homeserver? Well let’s see if that’s true.
With no clear winner for a cloud backup solution, I was left unsatisfied after my previous post. I started searching for some tools to directly access (cloud) storage providers. That’s when I discovered Amazon Glacier. Glacier is the low-cost cloud storage solution from Amazon. And it really is low-cost compared to others. You pay only 0,01 Euro or 1 Cent per GB you use! Compare that to 20 Cent per GB at Microsoft Azure. But of course there are some pitfalls. […]
Having switched to Server 2012 R2 Essentials from Windows Home Server 2011 I was confronted with the problem that the new OS is considered a Business Solution instead of a Home Solution by almost all Software companies. That made most of the Home-targeted Backup solutions not applicable and you are forced to purchase very expensive Business Solutions. That was my motivation to search for cheaper alternatives. In this post I’m going to present and compare solutions from Crashplan, Keepvault, Microsoft Azure and Acronis [..]
I was quite happy with my old WHS 2011, running on a self-build box with a Intel Matrix Raid 5 (that’s the one you configure in your BIOS) until I ran out of disk space. Fortunately I never had a failed disk either, but Raid – be it hardware or software based, is a thing […]