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Logical Drives Containing Driver Folder won't Backup RRS feed

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  • Hi Everyone,

    I have my WHS successfully installed and updated.  I installed the WHS Connector software on my home office desktop and have been able to backup the "root" drive ("C:" which also has two logical drives G: and H:) of an SATA drive.  IOW, I can backup drive C: but not drives G: or H:.  The "Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore" folders are installed on these logical drives for the other drives.  I'll try to describe my drive setup:

    C:, G: H:
    D:
    E:, I: J:
    F:

    I have four SATA drives partitoned as described above.  The only backup failures occur during a backup of the logical drives which also have the "Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore" folders on them.  It is interesting that WHS chose those logical drives to store the driver folder on.

    Desktop running XP SP3

    Nothing else comes to mind that I can relate here that would help.

    Any ideas how I can get WHS to backup those logical drives?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
    Friday, January 22, 2010 11:45 PM

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  • Update: I ran chkdsk on drive G: and it now works.  So far, so good!
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 4:08 AM

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  • Hi Everyone,

    I have my WHS successfully installed and updated.  I installed the WHS Connector software on my home office desktop and have been able to backup the "root" drive ("C:" which also has two logical drives G: and H:) of an SATA drive.  IOW, I can backup drive C: but not drives G: or H:.  The "Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore" folders are installed on these logical drives for the other drives.  I'll try to describe my drive setup:

    C:, G: H:
    D:
    E:, I: J:
    F:

    I have four SATA drives partitoned as described above.  The only backup failures occur during a backup of the logical drives which also have the "Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore" folders on them.  It is interesting that WHS chose those logical drives to store the driver folder on.

    Desktop running XP SP3

    Nothing else comes to mind that I can relate here that would help.

    Any ideas how I can get WHS to backup those logical drives?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
    What is the exact error message you get?  Have you looked in the event logs for more details regarding the failure?  How about the WHS logs (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs)?  Are those partitions formatted as NTFS?  How much free space is on each partition?
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:46 AM
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  • What is the exact error message you get?  Have you looked in the event logs for more details regarding the failure?  How about the WHS logs (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs)?  Are those partitions formatted as NTFS?  How much free space is on each partition?
    Thanks for the quick reply! Here is the pop-up failure msg:

    "The backup failed because of an error reading data from your hard drive. To resolve try running chkdsk /f /r on each of your hard drives and restart your computer."

    I have NOT run chkdsk yet.

    I looked for something relevant in the log folder and below is the only thing I found that referenced a backup.  Some of the log files are hard to read and I may have missed a log file that I should report here.  If you can point me to a specific file name I will look for it.  I have been looking for event logs but am having trouble locating a specific folder to access other than what you suggested above.  I apologize for not being more informed.  I generally know my way around PCs but this one has me stumped.

    All partitions are NTFS.  The lowest free space on the four uncooperative partitions is 2.7 GB



    pdl.012210.log:
    [ 1 / 2 2 / 2 0 1 0   7 : 2 8 : 0 2   P M   1 2 c c ]   R e c e i v e d   f o l d e r   e v e n t   7
     
     C h e c k i n g   h e a l t h   o f   f o l d e r   0 0 0 0 8 0 8 6 - 0 5 8 d - 4 c 8 9 - a b 5 7 - a 7 f 9 0 9 a 4 7 a b 4
     
     F o l d e r   0 0 0 0 8 0 8 6 - 0 5 8 d - 4 c 8 9 - a b 5 7 - a 7 f 9 0 9 a 4 7 a b 4   H E A L T H Y ,   e n a b l i n g   t h e   s e r v i c e
     
     F o l d e r   0 0 0 0 8 0 8 6 - 0 5 8 d - 4 c 8 9 - a b 5 7 - a 7 f 9 0 9 a 4 7 a b 4   d e c l a r e d   l i v e
     
     D r i v e   m o u n t   i s   s k i p p e d   ( f o l d e r   h a s   n o   d r i v e   l e t t e r )
     
     C h e c k i n g   s e r v i c e   W H S B a c k u p   s t a t e
     
     S e r v i c e   W H S B a c k u p   s t a t e   =   4
     
     S e r v i c e   W H S B a c k u p   i s   r u n n i n g
     
     
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 2:17 AM
  • Update: I ran chkdsk on drive G: and it now works.  So far, so good!
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 4:08 AM