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WHSv1 server backup is gone? RRS feed

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  • I've had to replace my WHSv1 server with a WHS2011 server.  The data drives were formatted in the course of trying to rebuild the original server, but I had everything backed up to a separate drive, so I knew I could replace the data, although it's expensive time wise.

    With this in mind, I installed 2011, keeping the backup drive unconnected until everything was installed updated etc.  Only problem, and this is a really serious problem is that the backup drive is unreadable!   WHS2011 shows it as an un-initialized, raw drive.  The disk management console also says this.  This drive has always worked for me in the past, and I've had to restore data from it before, but now it looks like a lot of irreplaceable data is gone!  Any ideas on a way to fix this?  Between file duplication on the server and the backup, I had a reasonable level of security for my very limited budget, and I exercised extreme caution and it's all up in smoke?  I have to fix this.

    Friday, January 20, 2012 4:25 AM