Tag: Home Server

Lenovo TS140 and Dell T20 on Home Server Show 264

• July 9, 2014 • Comments (2)

Kevin Schoonover joins and shows off his Lenovo TS140 and Dell T20 servers. Jim and I get to ask tons of questions about the hardware and Kevin and I also discuss a SmartThings home automation topic of monitoring for flooding. This podcast is a member of The Geeks Network.  Check out other great podcasts and forums […]

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Meetup 2014 Overview on Home Server Show 263

• June 18, 2014 • Comments (0)
Meetup 2014 Overview on Home Server Show 263

It’s a Meetup 2014 Overview with Jim Collison, John Stutsman, and Kevin Schoonover.  Also some news, SSD and Hard Drive pricing continues to plummet. This podcast is a member of The Geeks Network.  Check out other great podcasts and forums there. The Home Automation Forums URL has changed to:  http:homeautomationforums.com If you want to support this […]

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Server 2012 Essentials and Hyper-V at Home

• May 13, 2014 • Comments (2)
Server 2012 Essentials and Hyper-V at Home

I’m going down the path of transferring from Windows Home Server to Server Essentials 2012 R2 Update.  I’ve got Drashna and Diehard to bounce some ideas off of.  I’ll tell you the options I faced when choosing the base OS considering I want to run Hyper-V and some VM’s for certain duties.  We take an […]

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All about Plex on Home Server Show 259

• April 23, 2014 • Comments (3)
All about Plex on Home Server Show 259

If you have ever considered Plex or want to know more about it this episode is for you.  I’m also giving you a first look at Tablo.  If you are looking at alternative Media Center products listen in!  This is a big media episode.  A lot of TV, Roku, DVD talk that is centered around […]

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Servers, Security, and more on Home Server Show 258

• April 16, 2014 • Comments (2)
Servers, Security, and more on Home Server Show 258

It’s hard not to talk about security this week with HeartBleed in the news.  Are you safe? Is your home server safe?  I’ll talk with Jim Collison and John Stutsman about it and how to store your passwords as well.  Lastly, I’m using Ooma VOIP service for my home telephone.  What are you paying for […]

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Average Server Size Please, on Home Server Show 255

• March 12, 2014 • Comments (2)
Average Server Size Please, on Home Server Show 255

We talk about enthusiast sized servers all the time but how about something a little more normal?  John Stutsman, Christopher Courtney, and Chris Kenney all join in to discuss what could possibly be an “average” server.  Well, they listened to me talk about it! I need to let these guys talk more often.  Never fear, […]

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Move from Windows Home Server 2011 to Server 2012 Essentials R2

• February 26, 2014 • Comments (1)
Move from Windows Home Server 2011 to Server 2012 Essentials R2

If you have ever thought about running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 this is the show for you. Especially if you are on Windows Home Server 2011. I’m talking pro’s and con’s with Jim Collison, Christopher Courtney, and John Zajdler. I got a little long winded about my build but otherwise this is one of […]

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Looking at the Thecus N2310, 6TB Drives, & HP Gen 8 Drive Bracket 250

• February 5, 2014 • Comments (1)
Looking at the Thecus N2310, 6TB Drives, & HP Gen 8 Drive Bracket 250

It’s episode 250 and it’s full of information for you! John Stutsman joins me to talk about the Thecus N2310 a little bit and we try to figure out what to do with a 6TB hard drive. What would you do with a couple? Do you know how much they cost?  Also, a little more […]

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What would you change in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials? Home Server Show 249

• January 29, 2014 • Comments (1)
What would you change in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials? Home Server Show 249

I have an awesome group of guys gathered to discuss Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and how it can be used in a home environment.  We start off by asking what would we change in the product to make it more friendly.  It’s a great show and we left plenty to talk about on a […]

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CrashPlan vs. Bitcasa on Home Server Show 248

• January 23, 2014 • Comments (1)
CrashPlan vs. Bitcasa on Home Server Show 248

We haven’t talked cloud in a while so Jim and I brought in a guest to help us do a heads up between CrashPlan and BitCasa. We will compare each business model, pricing, and overall feel of each service. I think it’s clear which one we picked but I’ll let you find that out!  Special […]

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