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PP3 backup issues on Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Got the PP3 upgrade yesterday and it seemed to install fine. After rebooting the server the clients was promptet to upgrade the connector software. I have three laptops in the network, one XP, one Vista and one Windows 7. The two first just working fine, but on the Windows 7 machine backups fail. It starts fine and progress goes quite quickly until 35% where it stops, or rather goes into a crawl. From 35% to 36% it took over 15 minutes.

    This laptop has been backed up for a long time already and a backup usuall just takes a few minutes since there are very few changes each day.

    I tried yesterday to leave the computer on, but sometime during the night the backup has failed out due to network connection issues. Probably it hibernated after some hours or something like that.

    Anyone else experiencing issues like this or have any tips?
    HP MediaSmart EX475, 2 GB ram, 2 TB storage. Author of WHS File Manager Add-In, WHS Jungle Disk Add-in and WHS Media Connect Configuration Add-in. http://blog.paks.no/whs-add-ins/
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:03 PM

Answers

  • With Power Pack 3 some folders (like such named Temp) will be backed up, which have been ignored before and so had a bad influence on the restored system in a few cases.
    It may be, that some of that stuff is hitting a disk sector, which is hard or not to read.
    So the usual hints apply:
    Check the event log for detailed error messages.
    Run chkdsk /f /r towards the disk, on which the backup fails (started in a command prompt, which you opened from context menu "as Administrator").
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:40 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • With Power Pack 3 some folders (like such named Temp) will be backed up, which have been ignored before and so had a bad influence on the restored system in a few cases.
    It may be, that some of that stuff is hitting a disk sector, which is hard or not to read.
    So the usual hints apply:
    Check the event log for detailed error messages.
    Run chkdsk /f /r towards the disk, on which the backup fails (started in a command prompt, which you opened from context menu "as Administrator").
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:40 PM
    Moderator
  • With Power Pack 3 some folders (like such named Temp) will be backed up, which have been ignored before and so had a bad influence on the restored system in a few cases.
    That's it. I have a "work" temp folder which is not the one %temp% points to. This folder has a LOT of data in it and was never intended to be backed up. With PP2 it was skipped simply by being called Temp. Explicitly adding an exception for that folder got the backups up to speed again.

    Thanks

    HP MediaSmart EX475, 2 GB ram, 2 TB storage. Author of WHS File Manager Add-In, WHS Jungle Disk Add-in and WHS Media Connect Configuration Add-in. http://blog.paks.no/whs-add-ins/
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:18 AM