Monthly Archives: August 2009
On today’s show the guys are back to discuss CrashPlan for Windows Home Server and we also go over some posts on homeservershow.com. We also discuss how to get an even better deal on a new HP EX485 or 487 server.
Several weeks ago on the Home Server Show podcast, we (Chris Lux and Jim Collison) began to discuss the idea of private offsite backup for files stored on our Home Servers. Sure, there are applications out there like KeepVault, Carbonite or Amazon S3 that will allow you to back up to offsite servers for a fee. Jim even purchased a 1TB ioSafe Solo external drive for secure back up at home. But what if you don’t want your data the cloud or wanted offsite backup that is more cost effective (like free) and private? What if you could use the free space that is not being used on a family or friends computer? Your very own private cloud?
We began with the idea of using Live Mesh. Live Mesh is a fairly new service from Microsoft that is still in beta. It’s main purpose is to help you sync your personal files between private PCs. It also allows you to back up and store up to 5GB of data to the cloud. Handy if you don’t have a regular backup plan. Mesh had one serious limitation in our testing for this idea of a private cloud.
Just picked up the Palm Pre the other week (post on that is still coming) and have been slowly purchasing adapters and cables for it. Of course, it came with one USB cable (USB micro end) and a 110v adapter for the wall plug. What I needed was the Touchstone charging kit for work and some extra cables for charging at home. I could have purchase all of it from the Sprint store, but there are always better (sometimes much better) deals online. Here is the deal.
|Internet||$3.25 Every Day Source (Ebay)||$51.98 Mac Mall w/Shipping|
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This week’s show includes:
Home Server Builder Specials
My hard drive failure
Backing up SBS clients to WHS
Dish Network for Media Center cancelled?
New Lenovo D400 WHS
Warranty service for your MediaSmart Server
How to replace your MediaSmart Server Power Supply
Links and News Items mentioned on the show
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