I've been successfully backing up the C: partition of my Surface Pro to my Server2012E for about a week now. But, I haven't tried to restore it yet. Has anybody tried this using a recovery boot usb key? How well has it worked?
One of my HTPC's that starts to the MS account (N40L running Windows 10 Pro) -- the Launch Pad would Load & Log in OK but the icon's are not visible (i.e. Backup, Remote, Shared Folders, Dashboard) but everything worked and from my WHS2011 it was backing up OK etc -- I was going to mess with it when I had a block of spare time then I noticed that another of my PC's that also starts up to another MS account (Z68 with i5 running Windows 10 Pro) started showing a blank Launch Pad also!
Has one of the W10 updates trashed this?
Anyone else experiencing the same?
What the french Toast!
The C:\Users\MediaStreamingAdmin\AppData\Local\Microsoft folder shows 2.98gb size, but 11.4gb size on disk. Within the folder (with hidden files turned on) there are two more folders; "Caches" and "GameExplorer" which both appear to be empty, and one 256kb .dat file. Can anyone explain what's going on?
This is a 60gb SSD with only 6gb available so I'm getting low disk space errors. The other day, I had removed some things and was up to ~15gb available, now all of a sudden I'm back to low disk space again. :/
Hey guys, I'm new around here... In fact quite new(ish) to the whole home server scene ;-)
I have a G7 N54L running WHS2011 and planning to upgrade to Gen8 G1610T. I currently use my home server to share files between various devices around the house, for Plex media streaming/transcoding, and also to backup a few PCs.
I am quite happy with WHS2011 but as its a bit old and official support ends next year (I believe?) as well as my license being tied to the N54L, I'm thinking over which OS to use for Gen8. What I have seen and read about WS2012 seems like it's more complex than WHS2011 but it should be similar if I use it the same way...right? Would I be better off with OMV, FreeNAS, Xpenology, etc? Are they good for backing up and restoring PCs? Cost of OS is not really an issue as I have a friend who has Dreamspark access :-)
I'd also like the possibility of setting up my own VPN, hosting an IRC egg/bot, http server maybe in the future, or at least play around with such...
So what do you guys suggest?