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What order of setup for my new EX470? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just had an EX470 delivered and am waiting on a memory upgrade and 2 1TB Caviar drives coming tomorrow.  What would be the best step by step procedure to get it up and running?  Also I am runnig an unsecure g network that I am going to upgrade to n and secure it.  Should I do that first or does it really matter?

    I am not very computer savy so any info will be of great help


    Thanks
    STeve 
    Sunday, November 30, 2008 5:13 AM

Answers

  • Great...I am lookig forward to getting it going.  Thanks
    again for your advice...I will let you know how it goes.


    Steve
    • Marked as answer by StevenMO Monday, December 1, 2008 5:17 AM
    Monday, December 1, 2008 5:17 AM

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  • Hi Steve,
    I would wait at least with adding clients for backup until the new disks are installed.
    Also apply all Windows Home Server updates first.
    About the network - the server always should be connected wired to the switch or router. If you use strong passwords, keep Windows up to date and have current virus scanning software at least on the client PCs, the risk is limited. If there is even a risk, more depends from the neighbourhood. How many other people can reach your WLAN and use it without authorization?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Sunday, November 30, 2008 7:55 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Olaf

    Thanks again for helping me out.

    So from what i understand then, here is the order I am going to put my system together:

    1 Complete Windows Home Server setup just using the 500 Gb drive with the system

    2 Get all the updates .

    3 Add the 2 Caviar 1 Tb drives (one at a time)
            - making sure it is setup so the first 1 Tb drive is the backup drive and the secnd 1 Tb drive is he     duplicate drive

    4  Set up my "n" network

    5 Install  the Windows Home Server Connector software

    6 Customize whta files to be backed up from the computers on the network

    7 Decide which files on the Home Server can be shared, etc

    What do you think....Is this a good game plan?


    Thanks
    STeve

    Monday, December 1, 2008 4:36 AM
  • Hi Steve,
    besides the fact, that point 3 is automatically taken care off, if you add the disks to the storage pool on a system which has already Power Pack 1 installed and I'm not sure, how far you come on the HP box without installing the Connector software on at least one system it sounds fine.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Monday, December 1, 2008 4:47 AM
    Moderator
  • Great...I am lookig forward to getting it going.  Thanks
    again for your advice...I will let you know how it goes.


    Steve
    • Marked as answer by StevenMO Monday, December 1, 2008 5:17 AM
    Monday, December 1, 2008 5:17 AM