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WHS Restore Stuck at 81% RRS feed

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  • I've seen posts on this problem since December, 2008, but also as recently as a few days ago. Is there a fix for it yet??? I have the same problem: Just had to reformat and re-install XP on a PC with a serious trojan problem. A few months ago I checked my WHS restore function, and it worked fine. I have the latest S/W (PP2), which I got using automatic updates. I totally relied on the WHS to be able to restore very important files - this is my daughter's PC with a ton of music and pictures. After reformatting and reinstalling XP, when I tried to open a WHS backup file, it got stuck at 81% - 82%, as described in many postings which I have been reading since last night.

    I tried a few different backup files - all have the same problem. I have 4 PC's on WHS - tried the same files from those (of the re-built PC), and then tried their own backup files as well - ALL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I cannot open ANY of my backup files for ANY of my PC's (all get stuck at 81-82%). AM I DOOMED? The restore function is the single most important function that WHS is supposed to provide, if I can't rely on that 100% of the time, the program is worthless. ANY IDEAS? The funny thing is that on ONE of my trials I managed to open the backup file, and started a selective restore. But it stoped at some point during the night after restoring maybe 10% of the files.  PLEASE HELP.
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 8:14 PM

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  • Some more info about my "WHS Restore Stuck at 81%" problem:

    1) My WHS versions are:
    Windows Home Sever Console: 6.0.2030.2
    Windows Home Sever Backup & Restore: 6.0.2030.0
    Windows Home Sever Driver Extender: 6.0.2030.0
    Windows Home Sever Remote Access: 6.0.2030.0
    Windows Home Sever Storage Manager: 6.0.2030.0

    2) My PC's are running XP SP-2 or 3 (no differnece bewteen these for the restore problem)

    3) To begin with my home network is all wired (no wireless). But after the initial problem appeared, I moved the "suspect PC" (although the problem is on all PC's) - to the same network switch that the Home Server PC is connectoed to. Previously the PC's were not on the same switch, but that didn't have any affect on the problem. So they now can't get any closer - unless I hook the two PC's directly with a cross-over cable - haven't tried that yet.

    Much thanks to anyone with ideas that don't involve deleting all of my backups...



    Sunday, August 9, 2009 8:43 PM
  • Some more info about my "WHS Restore Stuck at 81%" problem:

    1) My WHS versions are:
    Windows Home Sever Console: 6.0.2030.2
    Windows Home Sever Backup & Restore: 6.0.2030.0
    Windows Home Sever Driver Extender: 6.0.2030.0
    Windows Home Sever Remote Access: 6.0.2030.0
    Windows Home Sever Storage Manager: 6.0.2030.0

    2) My PC's are running XP SP-2 or 3 (no differnece bewteen these for the restore problem)

    3) To begin with my home network is all wired (no wireless). But after the initial problem appeared, I moved the "suspect PC" (although the problem is on all PC's) - to the same network switch that the Home Server PC is connectoed to. Previously the PC's were not on the same switch, but that didn't have any affect on the problem. So they now can't get any closer - unless I hook the two PC's directly with a cross-over cable - haven't tried that yet.

    Much thanks to anyone with ideas that don't involve deleting all of my backups...




    You could try installing the Power Pack 3 beta and see if it helps (which can be downloaded from Connect).  Otherwise, you should try filing a bug report on Connect.
    Monday, August 10, 2009 5:23 AM
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  • If you have a separate disk, which has enough size to restore a backed up volume completely, would that work or also fail?
    Procedure is described in the FAQ How to restore a client PC, if the network connection does not work in the CD based restore environment. If this functions and allows you to access your data on the restored volume, the issue is not the backup database, but something else.
    It is also recommended, that you register on Microsoft Connect as outlined in this thread and issue a bug report.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Monday, August 10, 2009 10:35 AM
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