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If your computer crashes or you get a virus infection that makes it unrecoverable, doing a clean install can be a hassle, let alone getting your data back. If you’re backing up your computers to Windows Home Server, you can completely restore them to the last successful backup.

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If you use Windows Home Server to backup the machines on your network, your in luck if you accidentally delete important files or they become corrupted. Today we take a look at getting your data back from backups on your home server.

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Windows Home Server comes with some shared folders in different categories by default, and chances are you’ll want to create your own as well. Today we show you how to create your own shared folders, manage permissions, enable folder duplication, and more.

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Windows Home Server is easy to setup and use so anyone with basic computer knowledge can operate their own server. But what if you’re an advanced user and want more control over various administrative functions? The Advanced Admin Console Addin gives you exactly that.

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One of the advantages of Windows Home Server with Power Pack 3 is its integration with Windows Media Center. Here we take a look at installing the Windows Media Center Connector and the features it has to offer.

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Saw the post on Backup Windows Home Server Folders to an External Hard Drive, and the teaser: “In future articles we’ll be covering automated backup solutions locally, over a LAN, and online backup as well.”

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Compared to the backup tools that come with previous versions of Windows, Vista’s Backup and Restore Center, is a delight – except for one small problem:  It can’t do a complete system (image) backup to another computer on the network.  In this article we learn a workaround to this limitation.

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There may come a time when one of the computers on your network will need to be restored from a home server backup. To do this you’ll need a WHS Home Computer Restore CD and here we take a look at how to create one.

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There might be times when you need to shutdown or restart your home server for a variety of reasons. If you’re new to WHS you may not know it can be done from the Console without having to hook up a monitor and keyboard to the server itself.

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Using Windows Home Server to backup computers on your local network is a great tool for your backup strategy. But what about backing up the data on the server itself? Here we take a look at using an external drive to backup some of your important data.

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If you’re experiencing slow connections or none at all to your Windows Home Server, a good way to help diagnose issues is with the Windows Home Server Toolkit. Today we take a look at the toolkit and see how it can help you get your connections back.

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One of the cool features of Windows Home Server is being able to set backups of the other computers on your network to the server. Today we take a look at the process of configuring a computer on your network to be backed up automatically to WHS.

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Once you have your Windows Home Server set up, you’ll want to add users and control the content they have access to. Here we take a look at how to add a new user, determine their access to shared folders, and how to disable or remove a user.

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Sometimes you might find it necessary to add additional storage to your Windows Home Server. Today we’ll take a look at how to add an external hard drive to your home server to increase storage space.

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Have you ever wanted to be able to access all of your important files, music, photos, and more from all computers in your home from one central server? Today we’ll take a look at Windows Home Server and show you how to install and configure it with other machines on your network.

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Keeping your servers clutter-free is easy with Disk Cleanup, and scheduling a cleanup makes it effortless.

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Keeping your hard drive clutter-free is essential to having a well run server. The tool to accomplish this is Disk Cleanup, but it is conspicuously missing in Server 2008… or is it?

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For frequent PowerShell users, the standard settings might not be ideal. We can change the settings of our PowerShell window to how we like it by modifying the profile.

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Our goal in 2010 is to get a little more in tune with our readers, and we’ve setup a new way you can send in your ideas and feedback. Also, we’ve got interesting links and details about the How-To Geek server hardware upgrades.

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A hard working admin is constantly opening and closing multiple programs to get work done. When you’re working in PowerShell, we can use aliases to make switching to a new program as fast as possible.

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Tired of the SCP command dropping out in the middle of a transfer, and generally being unreliable? You can use the vastly superior rsync utility that supports resuming a dropped transfer—a killer feature when you’re moving big files around.

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We’ve already shown you how to create a backup of your MySQL server from the command line, but it’s very important to know how to restore that data just in case you should need to recover from a failure. You should also make a point of testing out your recovery process on another box, just to make sure it’s working properly.

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It’s very important to keep your database server backed up, and Linux makes this a trivial task from the command line. You should really put this into a cron job and run it daily (or more often), but for our purposes today, this is how to actually do the backup.

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For every database, you should set the root or sa passwords to something other than the default, unless you want to get hacked. For mysql, the system administrator user is usually called root, but sometimes it’s called admin or something else.

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