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  • I am getting the following error on the Home Server when it tries to back up one of the disks on one of my PCs.  The backup is marked "incomplete".  The other two disks seem to back up OK.  The Server says all its disks are healthy.

    "An error occurred reading or writing from server storage. D:\folders\{00008086-058D-4C89-AB57-A7F909A47AB4}\WILLSPC.C.VolumeCluster.4096.dat

    Can I recover from this? 

    Also, a general question - where can you find explinations of error messages for the Home Server?
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 4:50 PM

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  • If there's a problem with the backup database, usually the Repair button in the console will correct the error. Read the topic "Tell me more about repairing the backup database" in the console help for more information, including some warnings.

    In this case you may have a disk problem which has not yet risen above the threshold for Windows Home Server to warn you, so you may need to run chkdsk on all the drives in your server, followed by another database repair.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 5:01 PM
  • Thanks Ken for your suggestions,

    I'll try running chkdsk on all the drives to see if it can find anything.  All the disks are marked as "healthy" in the console and the "repair" button is not active so I gues the server thinks everything is fine!

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 5:13 PM
  • I ran CHKDSK on the Server disks and also on my PC disks. No problems were found.  It's still failing to back up the "C" drive on my PC.  It had backed up the "D" and "E" drives  OK so I re-configured the backup to only back up the "C" drive and ran a manual backup but it failed again.  It is also backing up my wife's laptop and my laptop wthout any apparent problems.  It seems to be having  aproblem with the

    Is there any way of recovering just the part of the server database that appears to be having problems, or do you have to recover the whole backup database - I had to do this once before when it wouldn't back up anything!

    Thanks for any help,

    Thursday, February 4, 2010 6:17 PM