Fujitsu-Siemens today released a FAQ page for their Scaleo Home Server – these are now shipping in Germany:
For which user is the SCALEO Home Server?
- For people who want to store a large amount of data (pictures, documents, videos, songs, etc.) in one place and share it with up to 10 people. The SCALEO Home Server is a headless system, i.e. it can be managed from every client in the house. “Manage” means the server administrator can decide which information and data is to be seen by the other users in their home network.
- For people who want to have secured data thanks to the redundant storage functionality even if the main drive fails. A big benefit is that the single client does not need extra storage for a backup. And the SCALEO Home Server runs the backup automatically.
- For people who want to have easy and understandable handling.
How does the data protection work? In systems equipped with at least two hard disk drives (HDD), the user can use the folder duplication feature offered by the Microsoft® Windows® Home Server (WHS) operating system. Each of the shared or user private folders can be individually activated for duplication. The duplication mode means that WHS stores a copy of this folder on a different HDD so that, in the event of a HDD failure, the data is still available on the other HDD. In contrast to hardware-based HDD redundancy, e.g. in a RAID system which stores all data redundant, the user can individually decide which data is to be protected or not. For example, he may decide not to store TV recordings in duplication mode as he does not regard them as that valuable. Storing videos twice, usually many gigabytes, would cost too much HDD space.
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