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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:36 am 
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Hi all,

So I was loving WHS2011.. until today! 8GB limit on RAM? MS - I love you, but sometimes your idiocy shines through! ](*,)

Leads to the first question:

a) Is there any way around the 8GB limit?

I'm using my WHS a lot - serving webpages; a mysql server; ftp server; svn server; plex media server etc etc

It took me ages to set up, and I's shuddering at the thought of starting from scratch. Leads to the second question:

b) Is there anyway to 'upgrade' WHS 2011 to a more current version whilst keeping all my IIS/installations/setups etc?

Lastly, I have around 10TB of data on it. This is managed by StableBit drive pool. If I move to a newer server OS, how on earth to I go about migrating that?

So, the things I have setup, that I'd like to preserve are:

- 16TB data managed by StableBit drivepool
- Filezilla Server
- MySQL Server
- WebServer (and several websites) via IIS
- VisualSVN Server
- OpenFire Chat Server
- Plex Media Server
- Parachute Power Manager

If there are no option through (b):

c) What is the best way to go about migrating to a newer Windows Server OS?

This feels like an absolute nightmare, so any help appreciated!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:29 pm 
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I hate to be the one to say this but if you upgrade your OS you will have to start over. For stablebit it would probably be as easy as removing your drives from the pool, and transferring your license if necessary. I pulled a drive from my pool not to long ago, and I was able to remove all of my data from it via stablebit. For all of your applications like sql, your site, etc I'm not sure. Maybe you can back all of those up or find a migration wizard somewhere. For your site at least it would seem like you could copy it, then import into a new instance of IIS. There was a kernel edit on the sony vgx xl proboards that let you remove the 4 GB limit from windows 7, and maybe the same trick would work on homeserver but I'm not sure. https://sites.google.com/site/vaioxlgro ... des/memory


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:12 am 
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I found some detailed instructions for removing the ram limit on win 7 32 bit. https://forums.evga.com/HOW-TO-Removing ... 60087.aspx

I wonder if it would work on WHS https://web.archive.org/web/20130101153 ... -7-32-bit/


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:21 am 
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From one of the threads above:

Another simple way to use lots of RAM on a 32bit OS is to create a RAM drive with any RAM over 4GB and then move your pagefile to the ram drive.

So when windows runs out of RAM it will begin to page to the pagefile on the RAM drive which is now just RAM.

I've used is to use 8GB of ram back on Windows XP before VIsta and 7 and it was working quite well. I was able to work with large photoshop projects and boot lots and lots of virtual machines without slowdown like when I didn't have the RAM drive activated.


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