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Remote desktop and home server console not working after adding a third drive in a Scaleo Home Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • After adding a third hard drive to my Scaleo Home server, neither remote desktop, nor the home server console are willing to work.
    Remote desktop claims it cannot connect to the remote computer.
    Home server console states more or less the same, adding that I should try again in a few minutes after restarting the server.
    Ok, due to the install of the third drive, the computer was restarted. I hope it did, since I simply pressed the on/off button to switch it off (no more lights were burning or blinking and power cable was removed when installing the new drive).

    After starting up, all network connections were fine, all data is present, a time server program that runs on the Home Server even works fine. So pretty much everything seems to do what it should do.

    Except the remote connection. I cannot install or use the new drive, nor can I change any of my settings.

    The third blue light that corresponds to the new drive switches on during the boot sequence, and switches back off at the moment when I assume that the home server is working.

    Nothing was changed to the rest of the network.
    The new drive was of the same brand, even the same size.
    The home server icon in the system tray of the client PC's goes yellow, red or green depending on the status of the network (normally they are green). This indicates to me that the home server is working correctly.

    Except, I cannot connect to it anymore.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, or should i wait for a few hours, instead of a few minutes.

    Jan

    PS. OS=Windows Home Server with PP3
    Friday, December 18, 2009 5:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jan,
    no real clue, besides the fact, that if you power off the Scaleo using the power button, this can also bring the server to hibernate mode instead of shutting down.
    So an enforced shutdown by holding the button until the server it is powered off (or taking away the power) could be usefull to ensure a reboot in a time, in which there is not much disk activity to avoid unnecessary file system damage.
    If this doesn't work, I see only the option to perform a server recovery.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by JanMennens Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:34 AM
    Friday, December 18, 2009 8:37 PM
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  • Hi Jan,
    no real clue, besides the fact, that if you power off the Scaleo using the power button, this can also bring the server to hibernate mode instead of shutting down.
    So an enforced shutdown by holding the button until the server it is powered off (or taking away the power) could be usefull to ensure a reboot in a time, in which there is not much disk activity to avoid unnecessary file system damage.
    If this doesn't work, I see only the option to perform a server recovery.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by JanMennens Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:34 AM
    Friday, December 18, 2009 8:37 PM
    Moderator
  • Olaf,

    That indeed seemed to be the problem.
    Turning the machine completely off, by holding the power button, did the trick.
    After the power on, the three drives were recognized, I could reconnect to the desktop and complete the rest of the initialisation of the drive.
    Thanks for the tip!

    Jan
    Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:34 AM