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The new version of the Windows Home Server 2011 add-in Drive Bender, codename Tomcat, also known as version 1.3 should be out April 24th.

This is what Anthony tweeted:

v1.3 has a date… all being well it will hit on the 24 of April.

Here are two new screenshots to keep you going.

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This is certainly looking very professional, and I look forward to see the final release.

Have you tried the beta? If so, let us know.

The new version of the Windows Home Server 2011 add-in Drive Bender, codename Tomcat is getting close to release, and with that news comes a new screenshot!

This is what Anthony posted in the Drive Bender forums:

It is close to being ready, we are working through some usability issues and doing a bunch of testing, however we are close.

See the attachment for a sneak peak at then new interface. The WHS interface addin interface is similar (although there is an option to switch back to the traditional interface).

Drive_Bender_Pool_Screen

This is certainly looking very professional, and I look forward to see the final release.

Have you tried the beta? If so, let us know.

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In another article about Windows 8, Microsoft talk about Storage Spaces, which is a feature similar to that of the now dead Drive Extender technology from V1 of Windows Home Server.

Win 8 Storage pools

This is how the article starts:

Windows 8 provides a new capability called Storage Spaces enabling just that. In a nutshell, Storage Spaces allow:

  • Organization of physical disks into storage pools, which can be easily expanded by simply adding disks. These disks can be connected either through USB, SATA (Serial ATA), or SAS (Serial Attached SCSI). A storage pool can be composed of heterogeneous physical disks – different sized physical disks accessible via different storage interconnects.
  • Usage of virtual disks (also known as spaces), which behave just like physical disks for all purposes. However, spaces also have powerful new capabilities associated with them such as thin provisioning (more about that later), as well as resiliency to failures of underlying physical media.

Before we start exploring Storage Spaces in more detail, I will digress briefly to give you a little more context: some of us have used (or are still using), the Windows Home Server Drive Extender technology which was deprecated. Storage Spaces is not intended to be a feature-by-feature replacement for that specialized solution, but it does deliver on many of its core requirements. It is also a fundamental enhancement to the Windows storage platform, which starts with NTFS. Storage Spaces delivers on diverse requirements that can span deployments ranging from a single PC in the home, up to a very large-scale enterprise datacenter.

You can read the rest of the very interesting article here.

And another new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3444.

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  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3444 ———-

* Rewrote the WHS folder links module from scratch. – Automatic default folder migration. – Share name conflict resolution. – Faster startup / maintenance runs.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3444 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

And another new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3417.

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  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3417 ———-

* Fixed error message mangling under some task abort conditions.

* Added rename folder task to proper concurrency group.

* Fixed incorrect file size calculation for 4+ GB files (internal to disk tasks).

* Fixed Dashboard lock-up on start. * Fixed access denied when performing disk tasks due to media streaming service.

* Incomplete repair wizard would not correct de-duplication errors, just duplication errors.

* Incomplete file repair was marking too many files fixed, even ones on other pool parts that it didn’t scan.

* Fixed access denied error when removing duplication status from a folder (if file part was read-only).

* Fixed false positives in the duplication error detection.

* Fixed error resolving conflicting duplicated files in repair task.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3417 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

And another new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3334.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3334 ———-

* Moving a folder now reports per-file progress. This will keep the progress bar moving even when a large file is in the process of being moved.

* Added move folder wizard.

* Enabled shared folder descriptions. Descriptions are stored on the pool in a hidden alternate stream inside the folder record itself. Because of this they are synchronized with the OS on startup and are preserved across different servers.

* Fixed alternate stream access on directories.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3334 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

And another new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3292.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu[1]

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3292 ———-

* Made the Dashboard details presenters display a reboot required message when the server needs rebooting instead of “Error starting service”.

* Fixed anti-flicker code in the Dashboard.

* Fixed device not ready errors when moving / renaming files on the pool.

* Fixed rare file not found errors that were being thrown when creating new files / moving existing files.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3292 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

And another new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3267.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu[2]

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3267 ———-

* Renaming a folder to the same name would make it disappear from Dashboard.

* Regenerating files would sometimes throw a null exception.

* Access denied on folder duplication change could un-share the folder.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3267 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

Another day, another new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3262.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu[1]

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3262 ———-

* Fixed the annoying issue of folder names being upper cased. This fix should stop it from happening in the future.

* Fixed bug in code that takes a file out of service.

* Incomplete file repair task now correctly detects files that were out of service and were brought back into service. It now correctly removes the out of service tag.

* Out of service files are not repaired.

* Incomplete file repair task now correctly repairs incomplete directories as well (they were being detected but not repaired). Security / attributes / access times / alternate streams are of course preserved across repairs.

* Fixed unduplicated file detection to not throw up an error if the file part being opened is taken out of service.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3262 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

In the third release in 24 hours, a new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool has been released – this time its build 3210.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu[2]

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3210 ———-

* Fixed a critical upgrade error. Must restart the server after this build is installed.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3210 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

In the second release today, there is a new beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3204.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3204 ———-

* Wrapped folder size update thread in an error handler to prevent it from shutting down the service if something goes wrong. An error report will be written.

* Fixed another starup issue related to missing disks.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3204 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

Today saw yet another beta version of the Windows Home Server Drive Extender replacement StableBit DrivePool released – this time its build 3189.

600px-Stablebit_drivepool_screen_thu[1]

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The changes in this version are:

1.0.0.3189 ———-

* Disk usage pie chart was reporting ‘other’ space usage incorrectly under some cases.

* Fixed a number of issues with missing disks having to do with service startup, folder size caculation, balance ratio calculation, file balancing, folder migration.

[button link=”http://forums.connecteddigitalworld.com/files/file/5-stablebit-drivepool/” style=”download” color=”silver” window=”yes”]Download Stablebit Drivepool build 3189 here[/button]

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool” style=”download”]Learn more about StableBit DrivePool here[/button]

Have you tried it? What do you think?

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