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Old April 29, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Default Windows Home Server "Vail" beta

Anyone have a chance to look at it yet?

WINDOWS HOME SERVER | Microsoft Connect

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Old April 29, 2010, 08:57 PM
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i've downloaded i just haven't got around to installing it. What's got me excited about this is it seems to be based on server 2008 which would mean it should support GPT as well as MBR which means 2 TB drives should be supported
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Old April 30, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Old April 30, 2010, 12:41 PM
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I do like most of the added/improved features listed here:

What's new in Drive Extender for "Vail"

However I'm bit weary of data in drives no longer being readable by moving them to machines with other Windows OS installed and I don't see continuous/near continuous backup feature that I was hoping for.

But the biggest disappointment is that there doesn't seem to be any provision for migrating backup data from v1 to v2 (it's a given that we can't install a 64-bit OS on top of a 32-bit one). It may make things a bit less painful if we can install the RTM over beta/RC, but AFAICR that's not possible with the last few MSFT OS betas.
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