So I managed to modify the Intel Network Drivers and installed it on Server 2012 R2 but every time I want to change any adapter settings the Window just crashes and the new settings are never saved. But there was one setting I really needed to change from the default value: Wake on Pattern Match […]
After I found out that Intel just doesn’t allow the driver to be installed on Server 2012 I was left speechless. I will show you how to modify the driver to get it working, although it still leaves me a bit concerned.
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 [..]