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News Windows Home Server trashes files

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Always used Linux for servers, as does everyone I know, whats not to like, its fast even on low spec'd systems, Can use nearly any old hardware, FREE, proven and mature technology. Fairly easy to learn and transparent once setup. Why pay I say.
     
  3. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    The only thing Windows has the upper hand on on the server part is AD... Can't argue with that... Samba can be set up as an Domain controller, but it lacks a bit of functions Windows AD has...

    Just a shame a Domain is so easy to tear down...
     
  4. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    nom nom nom nom nomo :D

    i trust win2003 server anytime of the day, and *nix stuff as well naturally... but who in their right mind would wanna use Home Server?

    note that "right mind's" definition differ from 1 person to another :)
     
  5. Drexial

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    If you need copies of all the data stored to the home server.... whats the point in even having it.....
    im going to be setting up a raid server for files soon myself. I was considering Home Server, then realized I had no real use for it. I can do everything I want with a copy of at most XP Pro if not a version of linux. It will be nice to have a mass of files offloaded from my main machine. Will run so much smoother, plus the added benefits of having the raid setup.
     
  6. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    wow..... good thing got *nix running for my servers.
     
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    Seems most of the commenters don't really understand what WHS is. The big ticket feature of Windows Home Server is the automated backup with the single instance store to reduce space. Far as I know, no other system aside from large commercial applications have this feature. Beyond that it does the standard stuff, like acting as a file server and a media server.

    Incidently, WHS does not support domains, only peer to peer networks.
     
  8. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    And *nix can't? You can easily do with a simple rsync program with you could make into a looping script. Thats the manual way. Plus there are several programs listed in the add/remove applications program in Ubuntu.

    EDIT the script, from here.

    Code:
    rsync -r -t -v --progress --delete -c -l -z /home/axel/ /home/axel/smb4k/CORE2DUO/Core2Duo(E)/backup/
    
    -r copies also all subdirectories within main directory
    -t preserves modification times
    -v verbose mode, shows more information
    --progress shows progress during transfer
    --delete deletes files in destination which are not present in the source
    -c compares files contents by checksum
    -l copies symbolic links
    -z compresses files for faster transfer
    /home/axel/ source directory
    /home/axel/smb4k/CORE2DUO/Core2Duo(E)/backup/ destination directory
     
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