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HTPCentric #05: HTPCs and Windows Home Server

HTPCentric #05: HTPCs and Windows Home ServerWant to back up the PCs in your home without thinking about it?  Need something to server media to several HTPCs spread through your house?  Windows Home Server may be just what you’re looking for.

This month, Jere and I speak with Vince Anido and Alton Marschall, both Windows Home Server users.  Vince is a SageTV user who runs his WHS as a way to maintain backups.  Alton is a Media Center user who recently shut down his WHS and he goes into the reasons why during the show.  Both guys have a ton of experience working in the environment and they share the good and the bad.

No matter what HTPC software you use, backups are important and WHS does a lot more than that.  Have a listen and enjoy!

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Adam Thursby

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  • I love the show, but I have a couple of corrections:

    1) WHS v1 has a 32 physical drive limit.
    2) Since PP2, WHS no longer uses the second partition of the system disk as a “landing zone” for files. Also, WHS only uses that partition (which it sees as part of the pool) for file tombstones or for when every other drive in the pool is full. Tombstones take up very little space. As a result, it is a huge waste of space to use your biggest drive as your system disk. That was true a few years ago, but is widely known to no longer be the case.

    There were a few other inaccuracies, but I these were the biggest.