windows server 2012 essentials storage spaces error

I been using the windows server 2012 essentials with HP miroserver for a while now. I\’m using 2 3TB disk two way mirror storage spaces. All went well till yesterday. storage spaces displayed error and it\’s unmount it\’s self, try to repair no luck. They are enough space on the disk and no errors on the physical disk.

tried all the internet solution no luck only way I brought it back deleting and recreating the storage spaces. and restoring it from the backup.

It worked but this didn\’t give me enough confidence to deploy to my clients . Good thing I had a backup

Pfsence is an amazing firewall

OK been using the self build pfsence 2.1 for few days.  It\’s amazing it does moas of the things I do on watchgurard.

This has a amazing ipv6 support.  My isp zen still don\’t do native ipv6  so I have to use a tunnel from Hurricane Electric which works amazing fast.

Now ipv4 internat and ipv6 Internet can access my home server.
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how to build a good ipv6/ipv4 firewall on the cheap

I selected firewall software pfsence 2.1 I dont want a massive pc making lot of noise so went with this case Antec ISK 110 Mini ITX Case it\’s comes with 90w external power supply which should be enough

for the motherboard I went with EPIA-LT15000AG Mini-ITX Motherboard, VIA 1.5Ghz CPU, 512MB Kingston PC2-4200 RAM I know this is not powerful but what I\’m going to do it\’s enough. I had a laptop drive which I\’m going to use as a Hard disk.

will keep you updated it\’s going to be my firewall for ipv4 and ipv6, going to manage my SSL vpn when I\’m out and about and remote access to my home server just incase if i need to pick up a file.

whole this costed under a £100 when you think of what you get it\’s amazing value.

physical server to virtual hyper-v (p2v) with out using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

download the app from here and create a VHD on your existing server. then on hyper-V create a server with that VHD, make sure you stop all the sql services before the move.