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  1. quick update, to the remote web access domain issues, I guess after 5 years MS kills the .homserver.com domain. I went through the setup process to setup the domain as new domain through the WHS2011 dashboard, grabbed the same one as it was available, so all is good there. No more Waring and RDP works again remotely. as an FYI, I could still reach the WHS webpage using the expired domain, and browse the folders. only RDP from outside my network was affected. Spent some time upgrading to a new 850Watt PSU, my 550 was maxed out at roughly 9 spinning drives and one PCI SATA M.2., the 10th, or any random drive would randomly drop off the pool and from the server after a day or two of up time, took some time to determine it was a PSU issue, but after replacing stata cables, and re-configuring the internal power connections, removing the 10th drives resolved the issue. Interesting, my new PSU didn't have any molex connectors, but I found a site called cablemods.com that will custom make what ever type of modular cable you need for a wide range of modular PSU's. takes about 2 weeks or more to get the cables. but so far so good. Looks like this thread was derailed abit, but I still need a new solution. the search for continues.
  2. I was thinking Server 2008/2008R2 and Win 7 was going end of support Jan 2019, but seems we are actually good through Jan 2020. But I'm still not happy with the direction of MS and Serer Essentials. All this means I have more time to figure out what's next in my Home Server build. Still nice get input from others. Now if only Silcon Dust would actually release their 6 tuner HD Homerun prime.
  3. Are you using your own domain? homerserver.com (MS domain service) cert expired in Sept , was a 5 year cert, I haven't had time to look in to too much. But I should Say RDP is dead, could be unrelated to the domain cert, i'm not that smart ha, RWA still works, but since the domain cert has expired, I have all sorts of warnings.
  4. Hi, looking for some guidance, I had planned to upgrade my WHS2011 server next year with Essentials 2019, and just read they dropped client backups and the remote web access. At this point, I'm not sure I have a use for the product anymore. I can still get essentials 2016 at the moment, but knowing that there will not be a windows upgrade path after that, i'm thinking for $350 for the OS, are there better options to consider. What's the direction everyone else is going, I might add, that I will be getting the HDHR 6 turner prime, if they ever release it to replace my ceton 6Turner ETH. I'm now looking at windows 10 pro as my server OS, or even qnap/synology NAS, but I'm still scared of the linux drive formatting, I like Windows/Drivepool, because I can always get my data after a hardware failure - I do have backups on a 2nd WHS 2011 server and offline backups, of the importance stuff. Only reason I'm still running WHS2011 is because of media center and the archive plugin, that is it just works. also, my remote web access with my homeserver.com domain is now dead, as the cert expired, so MS once again, is killing products that would make it a powerhouse with consumers, RIP Zoom, WHS, MCE.
  5. something for you to think about, and it keeps your drives from going to sleep, https://keepalivehd.codeplex.com/. I've have some laptop grade Hitachi drives, knowing in advance that they had the same problem as the WD greens, going to sleep after a few seconds of inactivity, and with scanner pinging your drives for smart data (you can change the freqency in the settings), LCC would run up on the drives, this tool, rights a small file every few second and keeps them spinning. After 3 years and 190 days on one drive, and 3 years 250 days on the other drive, they drives are still going strong, the drive letter was changed for one of the drives, something I did and forgot to update the tool, and the LCC is over 500K on that one, but 5347 on the other one.
  6. Christopher, that's got to suck, and I see you're feeling better. that's good news.
  7. I used this for over a year connecting a media pro box to my server, worked like a charm and all smart data was passed to scanner for the 4 drives in the box. https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Support-Multiplier-Patent-Pending/dp/B005DCCMII/ref=cm_cr-mr-title My review is ByBdogon July 27, 2012. http://www.datoptic.com/ec/usb3-usb2-to-esata-with-port-multiplier-mac-windows.html with that said, maybe try this product from the same company will meet your requirements http://www.datoptic.com/ec/usb-3-1-to-sataiii-6gb-direct-connect-uasp-adapter-self-power.html
  8. I just noticed this as well. Hum, hate to see it go, WGS was like my first my first experience into the world of home servers, it's like a part of me has gone missing. I don't frequent the forms as much as I use too, not doing anything new to my setup, and my WHS2011 server keeps chugging away with DP and scanner, MCE, ceton ETH, etc, etc. I've been going strong since 2009(WHS V1) because of WGS, Stablebit, Homeservershow, AVSforum, The green button, and many others that no longer exist. But I must say that I 'm looking forward to file vault this was one of my suggestions many years ago, 2013 if I recall. You guys can all thank me when it's finally released.
  9. Thanks Chris, Haven't been here in while. I haven't had any issues, I'm still humming along with WHS2011 with DP and Scanner.
  10. Will DP run on Windows® Storage Server 2012 R2? I didn't see is listed as a compatible OS, but figured I'd ask anyway since WSS is only available from OEM's. I have a customer that might be interested. Thanks Dan
  11. Use Keepalive HD, as it not the drive, but the controller in the enclosure that's turning the drive off, and I'm assuming Scanner is waking it up to get the SMART statics's Over and over again. the worst part of USB drives, the crummy controller, what's really funky, you may see a 5tb partition now, but if you ever pull the drive from the enclosure, and connect directly to your PC via a sata cable, you will see multiple partitions. https://keepalivehd.codeplex.com/ Small correction, while I still believe the controller is the primary problem, I have a few newer seagate desktop grade drives, 4TB's and 1 6TB, and the load cycle counts on these are higher than they should be. IE. my newest drive 6tb ST6000nm0024, which was a retail drive, after 52 days, the loadcycle counts are at 2540, but at that rate, I won't hit 300000 cycles for many years, but I have a Desktop grade Hitach cool spin, and the load cycle count is only 3124 after 2.5 years.
  12. You should get Security Updates on V1 for a few more months, it's based on server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015. You should be good on Security updates through January 2020 on WHS 2011, it's based on Server 2008. As far as minimum requirements, most of folks started running it on WHS 2011 on an HP Micro Server N36l, AMD Athlon II NEO N36L 1.3 GHz, this was dual core proc, passmark of 809, it came stock with 2GB's ram, but most upgraded to 4GB min, I'm still running DP and Scaner on a HP Micorserver N40l, system performance is slow when you RDP, but overall it's still a capable file server. this made me laugh, a Intel Xeon Processor 3.0 GHz processor from the DL380 G4, has a pass mark of 398, much lower than I expected, the 3.6 has a passmark of 500. makes the micro server look like a beast. As far as confirmed minimal requirements, I'll leave that for some one else. Edit, added "security updates", which is the most important for any server touching the internet.
  13. thanks fro the Reply, just showing my enthusiasm for the product, I have lots of backups, so it's all good for now.
  14. I believe HD tune has a cost, never used it, the manufacture often has free tools that you can use, but I usually perform full format which takes several hours, especially on a 4tb HDD, then I let stablebit scanner perform a full scan, which is several more hours, and let the drive run for a week or so in the server before adding to the pool. most of my drives have been pulled from external enclosures, as a matter of fact all of my 3.5" drives excluding 1 HGST NAS Drive have been pulled from enclosures, With that said, I will typically run the full format and stable scanner before busting open the enclosure, and then repeat the process again when added internally to the server. Nothing too crazy.
  15. I've been waiting patiently for Filesafe. If anything happens to my family photos, I'm afraid of what my wife may do to me. But I'm sure you guys will hear about it in the news.
  16. D'oh, that's what I get for chatting in forums when i should have been working.sorry, didn't even notice it was the client, please pay no attention to the man behind the current.
  17. no not from the dashboard, remote in to the server using the "remote desktop connection" from a PC on your network, or not on your network if you can, and from the server's desktop, go to start menu, administrative tools. server backup, and on the right pane, click backup schedule, you'll find more options here than under the backup wizard in the WHS 2011 dashboard.
  18. RDP into the server, go to start, administrative tools. server backup, and on the right pain, click backup schedule, this should get the details of your backups, once the page loads you can see all the details, and make changes, etc.
  19. Yo Ryo, there's an old saying, Poop, or get off the pot. Go get your SSD, and get it going already. You're over thinking this, Forgot my wink.
  20. There use to be a discount of $10, most folks used it to buy stable bit scanner or DP, after buying the other, I'm don't see why you could not user it to buy two copies of DP. Wait for Christopher to respond to clarify the discounting, as it may have changed, or I could be wrong with my assumption.
  21. I'd be careful going with any of the current 2.5" drives geared for laptops, excluding the 2.5 WD red, many if not all of them have head parking issues which plays into the systems time out/sleep features and saves battery life for laptops. I was going to go with a 2.5" black, but I found mixed reviews, some complained about the head parking, while others did not, so I went with a SSD. The issue with the head parking is that drives have so many load cycle counts before the drive starts throwing smart errors when you hit the max. I have a couple 2.5 HGST drives, that i use a program to write data to them every 8 seconds which keeps the heads from parking. there's no reason to go mechanical at this point for the OS drive, SSD's are too cheap. Use the built in windows utility to back UP the os drive, and forget about.
  22. Red in the pool is just fine, I just think as an OS drive, there's a lot going on, with reads/writes, page files, what ever, but when use as a pooled drive, the activity is limited, I have the same 2.5" red in my pool, I also have a couple of the older 1TB WD Blues which are 5200RPM I believe, you can tell the speed difference with file transfers are hitting the blues, as these drives also have other limiting factors like 8mb cache, etc. Here's interesting article reviewing the latest NAS drives, http://www.anandtech.com/show/8265/wd-red-pro-review-4-tb-drives-for-nas-systems-benchmarked/4. take the results with a grain of salt. the HGST's were not tested but it's mostly likely because they are the newest NAS drives on the market. Good information none the less. (assuming you live in the US) Oh, it's the holiday shopping season, go get yourself an SSD, 240GB's are running $50 and up. I've even seen the older intel 530 240gb, which is what i'm using for an OS drive in my WHS 2011, for $70ish.
  23. yeah, I would not recommend any red drive as an OS drive, the slowish spindle speed will be noticed, go SSD or stay with the wd black 7.2k RPM, put the red in your storage pool. I hear you on the 6tb, I've got my eye on the HGST 6TB NAS drive, I'm liking these as they are 7.2K vs all the other NAS drives which are in the 5k range. I will say, you do get more heat from the HGST. but that's the price you pay for speed.
  24. I'm still weary of the the proc. but you've clearly done your home work on your requirements, check back in in a few months, when you get your build complete, let us know how it goes.
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