Securing you DokuWiki

After my WHS died and I moved to a Synology DS413 and using that as a ‘home server’ and have been extremely happy with it! The only thing I miss is backing up the Windows machines automatically (as WHS did), but overall I think this is better, flexible and more powerful compared to WHS. I needed to look for a new wiki software. I recently moved from ScrewTurn Wiki (which was great BTW, but then is a dead project now) to DokuWiki which is perfect for my needs....

August 22, 2013 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

WHS is back!

My WHS was dead for close to a year now with no automatic backups happening! I knew the issue was one of the HDD’s had failed, but I did not have time to take them out and plug them somewhere else to figure out the exact issue. I finally bought a couple of new disks and restored the WHS over the weekend and everything is running fine now. Also got about 101 GB backed up on S3, which is good....

July 3, 2012 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Tips on Buying a UPS?

After moving to Bangalore, it turns out that I would need to get one or more UPS’s for the machines at home. The place we will be moving to in a few weeks does have power backup, but if/when there is a power cut it takes a few minutes for the generators to kick in and is not instantaneous as I was thinking. I have never bought a UPS until now and don’t have any experience with it - what are the things that I need to consider?...

May 15, 2011 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Thinking of a new WHS device/machine

Not sure how many of you know, but I run my WHS on a old Dell Desktop (its about 8ish years old) which ran out of available USB ports sometime back and all my attached drives are also filling up and I am now running low on space. I was thinking of getting a dedicated WHS device/machine (not sure what to call it), such as HP's MediaSmart Server or Acer's easyStore ....

January 31, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

WHS and iPhone

This of course is not new – just new to me. If you have an HP MediaSmart WHS (Windows Home Server) then you can stream music, photos and videos directly from your WHS to your iPhone – how sweet is that. More details here . Maybe I should look at getting a HP one when my existing 8+ year old WHS dies (touch wood).

July 13, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

WHS now on MSDN

Windows Home Server (the amazing little box), is finally available on MSDN. I had bought an OEM license soon after it had come out and have been using it for some time at home. This can only be good and allow a wider set of adoption. If you have not used it – I would highly recommend that you do. Here is the screenshot from MSDN:

March 24, 2009 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

WHS Power Pack 1 Released

This more than a “Power Pack” and fixes a whole host of issues including the (in)famous data corruption bug . If you have been living in a cave then you can catch up here on what the fuss is all about ? Here are the highlights of the fixes: Support for home computers that are running Windows Vista x64 editions Backup of Home Server shared folders Improvements to remote access More efficient power consumption Improved performance If you are running WHS I would highly recommend you install this; you can get WHS PP1 from here ....

July 21, 2008 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

WHS Power Pack 1

MS has announced the details of what is new on WHS Power Pack 1 and it seems a collection of things which one would want to add to WHS. It is good to see the amount of testing gone into this and the fact they have upgrades coming out so soon after RTM.

January 17, 2008 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Home Server Domain Name Setup

Until recently I was running the RC of WHS (being part of the Beta program); but as that was expiring I coughed up for the OEM version. After installing it when I tried to configure the domain name to mychoice.homeserver.com I got an unknown error. I tried both homeserver.com and livenode.com options but neither of them worked. It seemed to get these working you need to open IE on your WHS and go to Tools => Security => Trusted Sites => Sites and add the following two sites and try adding it again and all should be OK then....

January 16, 2008 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Adding a Drive in WHS

I have been experimenting with Windows Home Server at home and running the RC1. I was low on disk space (having only one internal 80 gb HDD which was also running the OS). It started with one of the annoying Network Health alerts telling me I am low on disk space. Since there was no room in the old machine I am running this one to add another internal HDD I decided to plug in an external USB HDD....

August 25, 2007 · 2 min · Amit Bahree