20 Mar
2016

MicroATX Home Server Build– Part 4

After a longish break, here’s the next installment! So the server has been in production now since last September, and is running very well. After the previous post, this is what’s happened: Installed ESXi 6.0 update 1 + some post u1 patches Installed three VMs: Openbsd 5.8 PF router/firewall machine, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview […]

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27 Sep
2015

MicroATX Home Server Build – Part 3

Because I am impatient, I went ahead and got a motherboard, processor and memory. The components that I purchased were: Asrock H61M-DGS R2.0 (Model: H61M R2.0/M/ASRK, Part No: 90-MXGSQ0-A0UAYZ) 16 GB (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury memory (DDR3, 1600MHz, HX316C10FBK2/16, individual memories are detected as: KHX1600C10D3/8G) Intel i3-2100 (2 cores, with hyperthreading) I ended up with […]

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3 Sep
2015

MicroATX Home Server Build – Part 1

Today I officially started my new home server build by ordering a case. The requirements for building a new home server are the following: It needs to be physically small It needs to be able to operate quietly It needs to utilize some current hardware to reduce cost It needs to be able to run […]

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23 Apr
2015

Bare Metal Recovery Experiences with Veeam Endpoint BETA

Note! This article describes a product that wasn’t released yet, so things might have changed from this to the release version! Some of the screenshots are from the release version of the Recovery Media Note! Some of the images are from a different run than described, so ignore possible inconsistencies. A prospective customer was having […]

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22 Feb
2015

My humble Nintendo 2DS review

Note: This won’t be a proper review in any sense, just a gathering of opinions and facts in no particular order. About two years back, I found a Gameboy Color at a flea market for 7 €. Since then I’ve been stricken by a sort of portable gaming ‘thing’. After that, I bought a DSi, […]

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13 Feb
2015

Veeam 8 backup copies over WAN to a Cloud Connect repository

Veeam 8 has been out now for a while, and has received it’s first patch, too. I’ve been running some tests using the new/improved Cloud Connect functionality, which allows you to send backups or backup copies to a repository located at a service provider. To reduce network traffic between sites, I’m using WAN Accelerators at […]

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