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Microsoft has confirmed that its recently released Windows Home Server OS can corrupt data if users are reckless enough to put it under extreme loads.

The company first warned last week that it had received reports of data being corrupted when certain Microsoft programs, and a few other apps, were used to write files. However, reaction was initially muted, presumably because the user base was too busy enjoying the festive period. Together.

By the end of the week, Microsoft issued an update, confirming that it had reproduced the glitch. It apparently occurs when:

  • A home server is under an extreme load. For example, lots of files are being copied to the home server
  • At the same time, a user is editing files that are already saved in a shared folder on the home server.
  • The program that the user is using to edit these files is one of the programs that are listed in this article.

So there you have it. Your data is perfectly safe with Windows Home Server, just as long you avoid certain Microsoft apps, and don’t subject your server to “extreme” loads. Afterall, what are servers for.®

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