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Checkpoint: Ramping Up The Home Server Party Edition

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Got my Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA Hard Drive and successfully installed it into my Shuttle ST20G5. Windows Home Server 2011 recognized it and I was able to configure/format it within seconds. With that simple step out of the way, the long task of migrating 450+ GB of data from my HP Media Vault NAS to the 2TB hard drive within the Shuttle.

To achieve this task I could have simply used Windows built-in copy function, but I wouldn’t able to guarantee every bit was faithfully replicated to the new location. In order to ensure accuracy, I installed the 30 day trial version of ViceVersa Pro on the Shuttle server and began transferring. It looks a bit primitive, but it works. I started transferring 350GB worth of media on Saturday. It took 11 hours to complete, but five of those hours were spent waiting for my action. One file had a corrupted time stamp which ViceVersa didn’t want to action.

Now all I have is an 80GB share remaining. Once that’s done, I will dissolve the RAID 1 on the HP Media Vault NAS and set up an off server backup for the most important files on the Shuttle home server.

I picked a trio of games from a local Blockbuster Video that’s shutting down.

  1. Raiden IV for the Xbox 360 ($14.99)
  2. Katamari Forever for the PS3 ($19.99)
  3. Vanquish (PS3) ($34.99)

I got all those for just $39.99 (taxes included). It was supposed to be 30% off my entire order, but the cashier gave me Katamari Forever for free. Was it an oversight? Perhaps. I didn’t care and I don’t think they cared either.

And you know what else I don’t care for? Raiden IV. It’s very shallow. If it wasn’t for the soundtrack CD that came with it, it would have been a total waste of money.

I’m still working through The Witcher. I’m on chapter five and will reserve divulging my opinion until I’m done.

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