Add-In: CloudBerry Online Backup for WHS 1.7

CloudBerry Online Backup for Windows Home Server has had an update.

The online backup service for Home Server users which utilizes Amazon S3 cloud storage, now includes the following in version 1.7:

Integrated Azure Storage option – Azure Blob Storage is another storage option in CloudBerry Backup in addition to Amazon S3.  The users can now back up their data to their Azure accounts directly.

Backup files since certain date – This provides more flexibility for those who want to copy only the newer files to their backup storage. This option is available in the backup wizard.

Backup Schedule down to one hour – The added ability to configure backup schedule down to hours. In the previous releases you were limited to configure scheduled backup to days.

Back up to external buckets – This allows you to back up data to another users account while only having a free AWS account.  In other words the owner of the account can provide other users with the rights to read/ write data to a certain bucket and those users can back up their data not having to deal with the details of Amazon account setup and payments.

Back up network drives – The previous release introduced an option to backup network shares. Release 1.7 extends it with network drives support. Although under the hood CloudBerry Backup resolves network drives to network shares for the end user the whole process is absolutely transparent.

Unattended mode – It is now possible to run CloudBerry Backup in unattended mode even when run interactively using the console. In the earlier releases when you run the backup using the console you could not close the console or log off and you had to wait before the backup finishes. This limitation is now removed and you can run the backup plan, close the console and even log off from the computer and make sure backup plan will keep running.

More information on CloudBerry Online Backup for Windows Home Server is available from here.

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Add-In: DNS Updater 1.0.0.43

The add-in which enable you to access your computer remotely even with a Dynamic IP has had an update.

DNS Updater from "ten atoms" has been updated to version 1.0.0.43 to fix a performance issue and if you act quickly they get the add-in for 50% off, bringing it down to just $9.99

More details can be found here.

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Add-In: AWIECO RemoteLauncher 0.1.2 (Beta)

The add-in AWIECO RemoteLauncher allows Aurora and Vail users to access predefined System Tools directly from the dashboard, and just launched is version v0.1.2 (Beta) which offers an improved UI design and fixes a bug which was present within the installer.

AWIECO RemoteLauncher 0.1.2

More details on RemoteLauncher are available from here.

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Add-In: AWIECO WakeOnLAN 0.2.1 (Beta)

The add-in AWIECO WakeOnLAN has had an update.

The free add-in for Vail and Aurora users has the ability to turn on a computer remotely. It enables the Server to start up every computer attached to your network and automatically recognizes, if a computer is already turned on or if it is booting up.

WakeOnLAN 0.2.1 Screen 1

Version 0.2.1 (Beta) ChangeLog:

  • Added: Device management
  • Fixed: Update to VAIL refresh and Aurora

WakeOnLAN 0.2.1 Screen 2

More details are available from here.

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Add-In: Grid Junction 1.5

Kendome Technologies have released a new version of their uninterruptible power supply management add-in "Grid Junction".

Grid Junction 1.5 Actions

Changes in version 1.5 include:

  • Various UPS device support improvement and fixes (see supported list)
  • Improved existing communication protocols
  • New expert feature to sleep/hibernate or standby the server instead of shutdown
  • New expert debug mode toggle
  • User interface enhancements and fixes
  • Improved update checking and product feedback based on Add-in Central technologies

Grid Junction 1.5 Events

You can download version 1.5 from here, whilst a list of supported uninterruptible power supply’s is also available.

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Windows Home Server Updates

Microsoft have released an update today which is being pushed down from Windows Update to Windows Home Server (v1)users.

The update, known as KB 979453 addresses five issues which have been found since the release of WHS Power Pack 3:

    Issue 1

    You cannot restore a client computer without manually creating partitions or mapping the source and destination volume.

    After you install this update, you can then restore a client computer without manually creating partitions or mapping the source and destination volume. However, to enable this functionality, the following conditions must be true:

    • The backup must be stored on only one disk.

    • The destination computer must have only one hard disk.

    • The hard disk in the destination computer must be equal to or larger in size than the backup.

    • The hard disk drive in the destination computer must be an internal hard disk drive. For example, IDE, SATA or e-SATA.

      Issue 2

      2048-bit certificates will soon replace 1024-bit certificates. This update enables Home Server users to use 2048-bit certificates before 2048-bit certificates become the industry standard.

      After you install this update, you are asked to renew Website certificates if you have already registered the live domain for the websites. After you finish the renewal process, the website certificates are upgraded to 2048-bit.

      Issue 3

      You cannot change the backup settings if a volume that has backup-excluded folders is not available. In this situation, you must wait until the volume becomes available.

      After you install this update, you can remove a missing volume that has backup-excluded folders from the backup process.

      Issue 4

      You cannot remove all users’ permissions from a shared folder. When you try to remove the permissions, the Windows Home Server console reports that the operation succeeds. However, the permissions are not removed.

      After you install this update, you can successfully remove all users’ permissions from a shared folder. If you tried to perform this operation before you install this update, the permissions will be removed when you restart the computer after you install this update.

      Issue 5

      You may experience incompatibility issues when you use the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows Home Server. This is a precautionary update. Windows Home Server is currently not supported by the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials Beta or final release. This update will address some incompatibility issues.

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      Add-In: AWIECO RemoteLauncher 0.1.1 (Beta)

      Awieco Home Server Solutions, the makers of the add-in WakeOnLan for Vail have just released RemoteLauncher for Small Business Server "Aurora" and Windows Home Server "Vail".

      The add-in allows you to access the following predefined System Tools directly from the dashboard:

      • Windows Explorer
      • Commandline
      • Event Viewer
      • Services
      • Control Panel
      • Computer Manager
      • Device Manager
      • Registry Editor
      • Task Manager

      If you need other tools and applications to run from the dashboard, you can simply add them by a right mouse click.

      AWIECO RemoteLauncher

      The free beta preview of RemoteLauncher auto checks for newer versions of itself and enables you to start applications installed on your Server directly from your client. It’s a very usual add-in for Aurora/Vail users which you can find here.

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