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Chapter 5. Setting Up and Using Home Ser... > Who Needs Drive Extender? Implementi...

Who Needs Drive Extender? Implementing Spanning, Mirroring, and RAID

People loved Drive Extender because of its seamlessness and set-it-and-forget-it nature. It was and remains the easiest drive maintenance tool that Microsoft (or, really, anyone) has ever built. Its loss is a blow, to be sure, but as I said earlier in this chapter it’s not a catastrophic one. There are plenty of good reasons to use Windows Home Server 2011, and there are plenty of tools that you can wield to implement most of what Drive Extender could do. The next few sections show you how to use those tools.

Creating a Storage Pool Using a Spanned Volume

One of the best features of Drive Extender (indeed, one of the best features in all of Windows Home Server version 1) was the dynamic storage pool. If you installed a new hard drive on the server, you could then add that drive to the existing drives and instantly get a larger storage pool for client backups and shared folder data.


  

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