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Phantom Drive after Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an Acer Aspire 340 with WHS v1
     
    Last week's storm activity here cause a long power outage.
     
    After the outage, WHS wasn't responding, and the external SATA drive I used
    as the Server Backup fried.
     
    I did a Server Restore.
     
    All went well, except the SATA drive is now a "phantom" on the console.
     
    Under Computers and Backup, all the internal drives show and are OK.
    However, the no longer connected SATA shows as:
    Name -Windows Home Server;
    Description - Your home server;
    Status - Backed Up.
     
    The SATA drive does not show in Server Storage, as it shouldn't because it
    is not there.
     
    Problem: How do I get rid of the non-existent SATA drive backup that still
    shows in the Computers and Backup UI?  It is, of course greyed out, and I
    can't figure out how to get rid of it.
     
    Any suggestions, please?
     
     

    Walter Blanchard
    Saturday, June 30, 2012 11:32 AM

All replies

  • Walter,
     
    Try connecting another external drive and add it as a back up drive.  Select the do not format option just in case there is something on that drive you don't want to lose.  Now, start a backup and when you get to the point in the wizard to select which drive to back up the various folders, select "none" for everything that was previously showing for the phantom drive.  Make sure the "Remember these settings for future backups" check box is selected.  Then start the backup.  If it won't run then select the smallest folder to back up, and try again.  After completion, close the WHS console and re-open, go to server storage and remove the new external drive as a backup drive.  That should fix you up.

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    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
    ______________
    I have an Acer Aspire 340 with WHS v1
     
    Last week's storm activity here cause a long power outage.
     
    After the outage, WHS wasn't responding, and the external SATA drive I used
    as the Server Backup fried.
     
    I did a Server Restore.
     
    All went well, except the SATA drive is now a "phantom" on the console.
     
    Under Computers and Backup, all the internal drives show and are OK.
    However, the no longer connected SATA shows as:
    Name -Windows Home Server;
    Description - Your home server;
    Status - Backed Up.
     
    The SATA drive does not show in Server Storage, as it shouldn't because it
    is not there.
     
    Problem: How do I get rid of the non-existent SATA drive backup that still
    shows in the Computers and Backup UI?  It is, of course greyed out, and I
    can't figure out how to get rid of it.
     
    Any suggestions, please?
     
     

    Walter Blanchard

    BullDawg
    Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:28 AM
  • Thanks, Bill.  I've printed your message and will give it a try.  I have an empty drive to use.
    Walter,
     
    Try connecting another external drive and add it as a back up drive.  Select the do not format option just in case there is something on that drive you don't want to lose.  Now, start a backup and when you get to the point in the wizard to select which drive to back up the various folders, select "none" for everything that was previously showing for the phantom drive.  Make sure the "Remember these settings for future backups" check box is selected.  Then start the backup.  If it won't run then select the smallest folder to back up, and try again.  After completion, close the WHS console and re-open, go to server storage and remove the new external drive as a backup drive.  That should fix you up.

    --
    ______________
     
    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
    ______________
    I have an Acer Aspire 340 with WHS v1
     
    Last week's storm activity here cause a long power outage.
     
    After the outage, WHS wasn't responding, and the external SATA drive I used
    as the Server Backup fried.
     
    I did a Server Restore.
     
    All went well, except the SATA drive is now a "phantom" on the console.
     
    Under Computers and Backup, all the internal drives show and are OK.
    However, the no longer connected SATA shows as:
    Name -Windows Home Server;
    Description - Your home server;
    Status - Backed Up.
     
    The SATA drive does not show in Server Storage, as it shouldn't because it
    is not there.
     
    Problem: How do I get rid of the non-existent SATA drive backup that still
    shows in the Computers and Backup UI?  It is, of course greyed out, and I
    can't figure out how to get rid of it.
     
    Any suggestions, please?
     
     

    Walter Blanchard

    BullDawg

    Walter Blanchard
    Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:25 PM
  • Walter,
     
    I posted the same instructions for you in the Beta-Cafe.

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    ______________
     
    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
    ______________
    Thanks, Bill.  I've printed your message and will give it a try.  I have an empty drive to use.
    Walter,
     
    Try connecting another external drive and add it as a back up drive.  Select the do not format option just in case there is something on that drive you don't want to lose.  Now, start a backup and when you get to the point in the wizard to select which drive to back up the various folders, select "none" for everything that was previously showing for the phantom drive.  Make sure the "Remember these settings for future backups" check box is selected.  Then start the backup.  If it won't run then select the smallest folder to back up, and try again.  After completion, close the WHS console and re-open, go to server storage and remove the new external drive as a backup drive.  That should fix you up.

    --
    ______________
     
    BullDawg
    In God We Trust
    ______________
    I have an Acer Aspire 340 with WHS v1
     
    Last week's storm activity here cause a long power outage.
     
    After the outage, WHS wasn't responding, and the external SATA drive I used
    as the Server Backup fried.
     
    I did a Server Restore.
     
    All went well, except the SATA drive is now a "phantom" on the console.
     
    Under Computers and Backup, all the internal drives show and are OK.
    However, the no longer connected SATA shows as:
    Name -Windows Home Server;
    Description - Your home server;
    Status - Backed Up.
     
    The SATA drive does not show in Server Storage, as it shouldn't because it
    is not there.
     
    Problem: How do I get rid of the non-existent SATA drive backup that still
    shows in the Computers and Backup UI?  It is, of course greyed out, and I
    can't figure out how to get rid of it.
     
    Any suggestions, please?
     
     

    Walter Blanchard

    BullDawg

    Walter Blanchard

    BullDawg
    Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:34 PM