lost connection during windows backup repair RRS feed

  • Question

  • After 3 years of my WHS system running, I've run into problems recently.  I'm on WHS power pack 3 and XP (want a clean backup before upgrading to Windows 7).  All of my storage drives are healthy according in the "server storage" tab.

    I was originally getting network critical wrrors, and after going through a series of troubleshooting, decided to do a backup database repair.   I continously get a "this computer has lost connection to your home server.  check your network connection and make sure your home server is powered on.  then try to connect again" error.  I've tried 2 different computers (one that is also connected into the router).  Once I get the error, I'm logged out of the server, and I can immediately get back in (does take longer than normal to get back in).

    When I go to the backup tab in settings, I have an error "backup settings are not available" message.  There is a link to "how to I correct the problem" which I've gone through (to the last step where it recommends to repair the backup database"

    I'm willing to do a clean restore of the server (I'm not expecting to keep my old backups unfortunately).  Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks a bunch.

    Monday, July 4, 2011 4:44 PM