Replacement for Windows Home Server 2011


Yeah – I’m one of the nerds that used (and still does) Windows Home Server 2011. At the time, it was perfect for my Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines – especially with the automated client backup (which I have had occasion to use more than once). However, with Windows 10 – I’ve found that the client software breaks every time there’s one of of the biannual feature updates. To fix it, I have to completely uninstall and reinstall the client. And in any case, the backup functionality doesn’t seem to work well for Windows 10 machines.

I also use MyMovies for my collection (I have one remaining Windows 7 machine for Media Center – me and two other guys in the world), if I have to – I can move that from WHS directly onto the Media Center machine.

To make the long story short (too late) – I’m looking into something to completely replace WHS. I need the shared folders and the automated client backup functionality. I’d like to be able to host a Minecraft server (the new Bedrock server, not a Java one).

What I want to do is replace WHS with a decent 4-drive NAS (like a QNAP or a Synology) but if there’s a decent server software replacement (anyone try Amahi?) that I can install on my WHS hardware, I’d be up for that too.

Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

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