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Electrongoo have released a new version of Archive Manager (version 2.10) which now supports integrated Microsoft Server Dashboard support for those operating systems using the WSS SDK (e.g. WHS 2011, Server 2012 Essentials, Storage Server 2011 R2, and Small Business Server 2011).

Archive Manager

What is Archive Manager?

Archive Manager is a software add-in which will allow you to archive, backup, and retain versions of files on your system.  Files can be recovered from archives at any time as needed (e.g. data loss, reclaim old documents, review previous versions of documents, etc).

What does Archive Manager provide beyond Microsoft’s included Server Backup utility?

Data retention is of the utmost priority in this digital age.  When you host data on your own home or small business server then you need to guarantee data integrity and retention.  Microsoft’s integrated Server Backup utility is a very useful application which should be used by all WHS administrators to handle disaster recovery of the server.  Archive Manager does not replace the Server Backup utility but rather it enhances the Server administrator’s data retention plan.  Here are a few features Archive Manager provides:

• Robust device support (any UNC path or local HDD as opposed to only local HDD)

• Raw file support (e.g. for cross-system recovery – drag and drop recovery).  The integrated Server Backup utility must be used to recover files.  Archive Manager can, optionally, archive files in raw-mode which allows recovery outside of the software.

• Feature-rich scheduler (hour, day, week, month, on file change, on MB change)

• Windows client support.  Archive Manager offers a stand-alone Windows client to archive files from any Windows client PC to a WHS or NAS box via a UNC path.

• Friendly device support (no need to re-format a HDD to use as a storage device.  Archive Manager  data will co-exist on any NTFS or FAT32 formatted HDD with other files)

• More control.  Archive, version control,  or simple backup (manage your files – push older files to storage and create more free space)

More information about the software can be found on on their website:

The main page http://thearchivemanager.com/index.html

A detailed ‘how to’ list http://thearchivemanager.com/howto.html

A full product feature-list http://thearchivemanager.com/features.html

The software can be downloaded directly from our website http://thearchivemanager.com/select.html.

A fully functional 60-day free trial is available; as is the Standard version for $19.99 USD, and the Premium version for $29.99 USD.

BJ from Intelisan has been in touch to let us know that their LDisk-D add-in for Windows Home Server 2011 has been updated.

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The two main differences between LDisk and LDisk-D are:

1- Customers wanted iSCSI functionality, but did not have any blank disks to use with LDisk

2- Cusomters wanted iSCSI functionality for non-English WHS-2011, WSS-e, and SBS-2011e operating systems

Below is a table showing the prices and the differences between each version:

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LDisk-D Version 3.0.0.6 changes

1- Change to support some non-US regions that use “yyyy-mm-dd” date format

2- New code signing certificate

[button link=”http://www.intelisan.com/ldisk.html” style=”info”]Learn more from the Intelisan website[/button]

CoveCube has released WhsDbDataDump 2.0, a utility that allows you to migrate the backup data from a Windows Home Server 2011 box.  Read on for details.

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CoveCube has released WhsDbDataDump 2.0, a utility that allows you to migrate the backup data from a Windows Home Server 2011 box.  Here is the announcement from their blog page:

Overview

This tool is designed to extract complete mountable disk images (VHD) from the Windows Home Server 2011 Client Computer Backups database of backups. It is self contained and has no external dependencies on the Windows Home Server 2011. It features a standalone backup database parser and a GPT / VHD disk writer.

The only requirement to run this tool is .NET 4.0.

You can use this tool for data recovery or backup extraction / migration.

This tool is free for personal and business use.

Instructions

Download: WhsDbDataDump-2_0_0_7-BETA.zip (SHA1: 02f044950fb2ff6849f8e44e32bbb4b9116305a2)

  • Extract the single EXE from the ZIP file.
  • Place the EXE in the same folder as the Client Computer Backups database.
  • Run the EXE on the command line like this:
    WhsDbDataDump /vhddump
  • You will be presented with a menu of available backups. Select the backup image that you would like to extract.
  • A standard VHD file will be written of that backed up drive. You can mount the VHD in Windows Vista or newer using Disk Management.

You can run WhsDbDataDump on a command line without any options to get help on all the command line options.

Notes

Read Only
  • This tool does not write to the backup database.
GPT VHDs
  • This tool will always write GPT based VHDs. These disks don’t have a bootable MBR and you will not be able to boot from these images.

Go ahead and check out this tool if you are looking for something to help you mount and extract VHD files from a WHS2011 backup.

[button link=”http://wiki.covecube.com/WhsDbDataDump_2.0″ style=”info” window=”yes”]CoveCube WhsDbDataDump Posting[/button]

Dave at the guys at the Home Server Show have released episode 200 – congratulations guys.

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Here’s what Dave has to say about this weeks show:

We bid farewell to Johnny Z in this, the 200th episode of The Home Server Show podcast. Jim dials in from the West Coast and Dave is crying in his coffee about Windows Home Server or the lack thereof. No really, it’s a great show!

[button link=”http://homeservershow.com/the-home-server-show-200.html”]Listen to this week’s show from here[/button]

Brian has also released version 2.13 Pre Release 2 of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011.

Windows Home Server 2011

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 operates as database back-end for My Movies clients in multi-zone environments.

The My Movies for Windows Media Center or My Movies Collection Management products can be downloaded and installed on client PC’s to maintain movies in the database on My Movies for Windows Home Sever 2011.

My Movies may not be pre-installed on commercial products, nor in any way redistributed or provided to end-users by installers that is not part of our installer program.

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.13 (PR2) changes:

Fix: Issue with incorrect disc sorting

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Before installing a pre release version, you must make a backup of your database using the Collection Management program. There are no guarantee that a pre release version functions as expected, and it should therefore only be used for evaluation purposes. The database backup ensures that you can revert back to the latest stable version.

[button link=”http://www.mymovies.dk/download/windows-home-server-2011.aspx” window=”yes”]You can download the Windows Home Server 2011 pre-release version here[/button]

[button link=”http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/05/30/review-of-my-movies-for-windows-home-server-2011-2-0-pre-release-7/” window=”yes”]Check out our review of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7[/button]

Dave at the guys at the Home Server Show have released episode 195.

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Here’s what Dave has to say about this weeks show:

We are back with a packed episode this time. We start out with the 2nd Annual Meetup date and details. You don’t want to miss it! I’ll be talking a lot about Synology and differences between 2 and 4 bay units. Synology also has a new box coming out and we talk about it a bit. CrashPlan and SkyDrive are also a part of the conversation as well as Windows 8 tablets and phones that are headed our way. We also briefly touch on LastPass and 2 factor authentication.

[button link=”http://homeservershow.com/the-home-server-show-195.html”]Listen to this week’s show from here[/button]

Brian has also released version 2.13 Pre Release 1 of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011.

Windows Home Server 2011

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 operates as database back-end for My Movies clients in multi-zone environments.

The My Movies for Windows Media Center or My Movies Collection Management products can be downloaded and installed on client PC’s to maintain movies in the database on My Movies for Windows Home Sever 2011.

My Movies may not be pre-installed on commercial products, nor in any way redistributed or provided to end-users by installers that is not part of our installer program.

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.13 (PR1) changes:

Added: Option to use external storage devices instead of only internal storage.

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Before installing a pre release version, you must make a backup of your database using the Collection Management program. There are no guarantee that a pre release version functions as expected, and it should therefore only be used for evaluation purposes. The database backup ensures that you can revert back to the latest stable version.

[button link=”http://www.mymovies.dk/download/windows-home-server-2011.aspx” window=”yes”]You can download the Windows Home Server 2011 pre-release version here[/button]

[button link=”http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/05/30/review-of-my-movies-for-windows-home-server-2011-2-0-pre-release-7/” window=”yes”]Check out our review of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7[/button]

As well as My Movies for Windows Media Center, Brian has also released version 2.12 of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011.

Windows Home Server 2011

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 operates as database back-end for My Movies clients in multi-zone environments.

The My Movies for Windows Media Center or My Movies Collection Management products can be downloaded and installed on client PC’s to maintain movies in the database on My Movies for Windows Home Sever 2011.

My Movies may not be pre-installed on commercial products, nor in any way redistributed or provided to end-users by installers that is not part of our installer program.

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.12 changes:

Added: Better failure information on blu-ray TV Series that cannot be converted because of missing disc mapping.
Added: Facebook login.

Changed: Info on converter profiles in settings is now shown in a popup box instead of as a tooltip.

Fix: Depending on settings, the dashboard could crash when configuring video encoder settings.
Fix: Uncommon issue on WHS 2011, where the reading of audio tracks on a DVD included tracks there weren’t set to be active.
Fix: WHS console could crash if you previously had it configured to store MPEG 2 files or folder and MPEG 2 files, which is now part of video converter.
Fix: Monitoring list did not show correct icon for items identified by original disc id.

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Before installing a pre release version, you must make a backup of your database using the Collection Management program. There are no guarantee that a pre release version functions as expected, and it should therefore only be used for evaluation purposes. The database backup ensures that you can revert back to the latest stable version.

[button link=”http://www.mymovies.dk/download/windows-home-server-2011.aspx” window=”yes”]You can download the Windows Home Server 2011 edition here[/button]

[button link=”http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/05/30/review-of-my-movies-for-windows-home-server-2011-2-0-pre-release-7/” window=”yes”]Check out our review of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7[/button]

BJ from Intelisan has been in touch to let us know that their LDisk-D add-in for Windows Home Server 2011 has been updated.

ld-env2_thumb1_thumb

The two main differences between LDisk and LDisk-D are:

1- Customers wanted iSCSI functionality, but did not have any blank disks to use with LDisk

2- Cusomters wanted iSCSI functionality for non-English WHS-2011, WSS-e, and SBS-2011e operating systems

Below is a table showing the prices and the differences between each version:

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LDisk-D Version 3.0.0.5 changes

Licensing modifications

[button link=”http://www.intelisan.com/ldisk.html” style=”info”]Learn more from the Intelisan website[/button]

Dave at the guys at the Home Server Show have released episode 191.

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Here’s what Dave has to say about this weeks show:

You are in luck! Dave is out and Jim and John take over. The big topics are Outlook.com, Raspberry Pi, and some Home Server talk as usual. Jim called this episode an extra edition but I think it is worthy of the full deal! Enjoy number 191.

Listen to the show from here.

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