Published on 19th July 2012 by
Originally Posted by Fingers66There is one thing blatantly missing from this article - backing up your home server!
All well and good putting your important files, backups and media on a home server, but if you don't backup the server, you are just moving the single point of failure from your PC to the home server.
Originally Posted by AnakhaFor streaming, I have to say that you've really missed out on the best DLNA server out there, bar none.
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree...<snip>
If you mean backing up content that is *only* on the server - and not duplicated on client PCs - then you're quite right, that's something you need to do; I'd argue that's outside the scope of the article, which is simply looking at how to replace the most commonly-used features of Windows Home Server with open source equivalents.
Originally Posted by Fingers66With regard to important files, you are correct but I would of thought that when streaming media from the home server, would people keep the media on the PC, back it up to a home server then stream from the backup? Surely the inference is that the media is solely kept on the home server?
Originally Posted by neocleousThanks for writing the guide, but each distro seams to be good at one specific thing where as Windows Home Server seems to do them all pretty well.
Originally Posted by neocleousAlso I would imagine that installing any of these operating systems would involve formatting my WHS software RAID drives which I don't think is possible any more for me as I have too much data now
Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeThere is that, but the individual sections were picked specifically for people who use one feature more than another. It's possible, for example, to install a UPnP media streaming server on FreeNAS, if you need both a file and a media server; it's also possible to go the opposite way, and store your data - and backups - on an OpenMediaVault server alongside your media.
Originally Posted by VDPloegI'm surprised Amahi didn't make it into the article, as it's the closest to a complete WHS open source replacement.
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