The poet Sandler Boggs once wrote “Poets who read their poems aloud, may have other nasty habits as well.” Well the nasty habit of backups just saved me more than 5 hours.
About a year ago when they first came out, I leaped onto the windows home server bandwagon. Here is a device, you can easily add storage to, will stream media to your Xbox and your smart phone/ppc device anywhere in your house (or outdoors). And, it backs up your home pc’s. Yesterday one of the kid’s machines had a hard drive issue. In the past I would have trotted out my CD’s and begun a reinstall. Got the machine back on the network and then done a reinstall of all the applications. With WHS, I simply put in the recovery disk and without supervision had a working PC in between 1-2 hours (ok I don’t know exactly how long, I came back after 2 hours and it was done – it could have been 5 minutes).
What would have taken me hours in the past was completed before anyone got home.
Thank you Windows Home Server team – your product is a life saver.