Windows Home Server will live in your closet, simplify your life

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A show of hands: Who here among us is storing all of their important data (media and otherwise) in a safe location where it’s constantly accessible, as well as backed up to prevent loss? Not a lot of hands here at the 10 HQ, and probably not many of the rest of you. Well thanks to CJ Saretto and the Windows Home Server team, that sort of digital responsibility is now much easier to live up to.

As a small, headless box that lives on your network and in your closet, a Windows Home Server can quickly grow the pool of storage from which all of your shared files for each of your users lives. The backup engine in Windows Home Server also silently backs up the entirety of each machine connected to it every night. And because the data is always online, using the built-in remote access abilities, you’ll also be able to access your data from any machine on the planet.

Update 1:Check out Charlie Kindel's blog for even more information.

Update 2: Our sister site, Channel 9 has more coverage of Home Server that goes even deeper into the product.

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      Justin

      I really can't wait to get my hands on one of these. Yes, I know it's possible to manually setup sometime similar, but I'd love something that is easy to use, setup, and maintain.

      I can't wait to see how this turns out.

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      Brendan Grant

      File snapshotting... user files... or the entire system & configuration?

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      JD Lewin

      The entire system configuration. You can use the backup ability to painlessly upgrade the drive in your client machine. Simply pop in a new drive, boot from a Windows Home Server recovery CD, and have your server copy your exact system state onto your new drive.

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