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How do I manually remove all backups and computers RRS feed

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  • I want my server to think it is a clean install without installing it again. (I have this running my tfs server too....) How do I remove all computers and backups?

    I think my problems started when I got a new computer to replace mine. I renamed the old computer and then took the old computer name and used it for my new computer. The old computer was named kirk. I renamed it to Koby and then named my new computer Kirk.

    The backup database is now corrupt. Here is one error I find.

    Process WSSBackupRepair failed at d:\wssg_src\hsbs_colorado\backup\pc\util\sort.cpp(1223).

    I uninstalled all computers but now want to remove the archived backups. I am prevented by removing the backups because it says I have to clear any backup alerts. The repair task does not help.

    Monday, January 9, 2012 3:31 PM

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  • I want my server to think it is a clean install without installing it again. (I have this running my tfs server too....) How do I remove all computers and backups?

    I think my problems started when I got a new computer to replace mine. I renamed the old computer and then took the old computer name and used it for my new computer. The old computer was named kirk. I renamed it to Koby and then named my new computer Kirk.

    The backup database is now corrupt. Here is one error I find.

    Process WSSBackupRepair failed at d:\wssg_src\hsbs_colorado\backup\pc\util\sort.cpp(1223).

    I uninstalled all computers but now want to remove the archived backups. I am prevented by removing the backups because it says I have to clear any backup alerts. The repair task does not help.


    From the dashboard: select Computers and Backup tab, then select Customize Backup for the computer,

    you will be given the option to revise the backup and or delete.

    • Proposed as answer by Garry Joerger Monday, January 9, 2012 7:57 PM
    Monday, January 9, 2012 7:57 PM
  • Hi KirkBrackebusch,
     
    I recently deleted my entire Client Computer Backup database. While this made me very uneasy, I followed it up by running backups for all of my computers. The first one backup took forever, but I was surprised by how fast the next backups ran because they didn't have to back up the duplicate files. Here is a link to the document from Microsoft:
     
    http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/pt-pt/windowshomeserver2011/delete-client-backup-database-2.aspx
     
    Regards,

    TB

    • Proposed as answer by TriviaBuff Monday, January 9, 2012 8:32 PM
    Monday, January 9, 2012 8:31 PM
  • This worked.  Thanks.

     

    Monday, January 9, 2012 9:44 PM