Category: Back Up / Storage

unRAID in Ten Minutes on Home Tech Tips – HTT001

The tipsters from (@jpeg2raw) – Mike Howard (@jpeg2raw), Tim Kemperle and Ces White joins Jim (@jcollison) to kick off the new Home Tech Tips #1.  We cover the product from Lime Tech with unRAID. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Do We Need Another Drive Extender? A First Look at PoolHD from Anvil AG

A new Drive Extender offering is on the market.  PoolHD from Anvil AG is making a run at the expandable storage market with PoolHD and a promise that it will be simple, fast and infinite.  The first version was released June 18, 2013.  With a starting price of $12.95USD and a Windows Home Server 2011 / Windows Server 2012 Addin scheduled to release on June 26, 2013, the offering looks interesting. I am using a Window 7 VM with 2GB of RAM on top of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard w Hyper-V role.  The VM has a 60GB OS

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Listener Takes a Stab at Cloud Storage: Hybrid Storage Explored

I have been saying on Home Tech for some time now that we are still in the early offerings of cloud storage and that the market continues to drive towards more space for less money, a huge benefit for the consumer.  I have been working on a crowd sourced Cloud Storage Know It Guyde since September of 2012 to attempt to keep track of it all.  Recently in our Facebook group, one of the members documented his use of free or inexpensive cloud storage.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did.  Leave you comments below and if

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Taking Advantage of Free Cloud Storage for 3-2-1 Backup (Updated)

Even Backup guys need to practice and plan for good backup strategies.  As a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and podcaster with the Home Server Show, you would think that of all people, I would have my backup plans documented well and in order.  Well, I do, kind of.  I have been running a bit loose lately and I thought it was time to tightening things up. At home, I currently run a Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 box with about 2TB of total storage space and 2 TB of storage to back those files up.  I also backup everything

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Pogoplug Winner from! Chris Kenney!

We have a winner!  Congratulations to Chris Kenney, long time listener of the Home Server Show and Home Tech Podcast for winning the Pogoplug Classic.  Watch for it in the mail soon Chris! More giveaway stuff coming.  Don’t forget to use the Amazon link on the this page (just over on the right side there) for the holidays and all proceeds go back into the giveaways.  Thanks!

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