Homebrew Home Server

by Alex Kuretz on November 17, 2008

in News

This is a fairly old blog story, originating in February 2008, but I haven’t seen other sites talk about this particular homebrew yet. I stumbled upon this while doing some searches for an new Add-In I’m working on (I’ll talk more about that in the near future) and found it interesting how the author attempted to re-create a Windows Home Server. Ken Hughes talks about what he did to homebrew a home server after his evaluation copy of Windows Home Server expired. He used Robocopy to sync his Shared Folders across two physical drives, HTTP File System for Remote Access to his files, and VMWare for backing up the systems in his home. This obviously doesn’t come near fully replicating the functionality of Windows Home Server, but is an interesting attempt. I’d be interested to hear how this solution has worked out over time for the author.





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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of MediaSmartServer.net. I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.


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