Recovering Greyhole After Ubuntu Upgrade

In my previous post I talked about some issues I hit when I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, it wasn’t all plain sailing and in this one I’ll cover the issues I’ve had with getting Greyhole back up and running. At the end of the last post I had my “missing” disks mounted and […]

Ubuntu 16.04 Upgrade, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

So I logged in to my home server recently and found in the MOTD that an upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 was available.  Being a bit cautious about things I asked a colleague if he’d done the upgrade and he had, the only issue he’d come across was for hardware I don’t use so thought […]

Media Center Video Stutter and Windows Home Server “DEMigrator.exe” Service

I’ve been having an issue for a long time now where video hosted on WHS is played back in Media Center and seemingly randomly the video stutters or stops completely and the UI becomes unresponsive for a while.  After a lot of digging and troubleshooting both in Media Center and Windows Home Server I discovered […]

Home Server Rebuild

My Home Server has served me well however the aging 1.2GHz VIA board that was in it has long since peaked.  Time for an upgrade… I decided to go for the POV MB330-1 which has 4xSATA on board along with a eSATA and a dual core 1.6GHz Atom processor.  I also decided to add an […]

Windows Home Server and Windows 7 Network Throughput

I’ve a gigabit network at home and my transfer rates sucked, considering I frequently watch HD content from my Home Server this was less than ideal.  Having a chat with a few of my colleagues at work and after performing a simple tweak on my Home Server, throughput went from 30Mbps peak (that’s mega bits […]