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WHS Vail server backup failed twice RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using a Western Digital 1TB SATA 11 Hdd mounted in a external drive enclosure hooked up to the Vail machine w/ a USB wire.

    Both of my attempts to backup the server have failed

    The first time after 2 1/2 hours it hit 100% but @ the Computers & Backup tab it said "Incomplete".

     

    I tried again a few days later "Remotely" from the Main Rig (Windows 7 OS).

    This time after 6 hours I went to bed, in the early AM I checked the status & once again @ the Computers & Backup tab it said "Incomplete".

     

    So what am I doing wrong?

    Should a sever backup be done from the server, not remotely?

    Should the network (router) be shut down?

    Has anyone else had any success backing up their WHS Vail server?

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:03 PM

Answers

  • I am seeing similiar behaviour and reportrd this to connect as feedback item #567707
    According to this feedback MS is aware of this problem and working to solves this.

    - Theo.


    No home server like Home Server
    Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:57 PM
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  • Server backup should "just work", running automatically twice a day. There's no need to run it while logged in to the server, etc.

    How much memory do you have in your server? How much disk space does it have in server storage? How much data?


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:16 AM
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  • Thank you Ken for the quick reply.

     

    How about a manual back-up once a week, is my preferences atm.

    Sadly that hasn't worked yet though.

     

    Memory = 4 GB DDR2

    Server storage drive = 1 TB

    Server backup data = 1162 GB including 581 GB used for duplication.

    581 x 2 = 1162.

    Plenty of space on the server storage drive IMHO.

     

    Has your server backup worked for you Ken?

    Sunday, June 27, 2010 2:36 AM
  • Well, I setup a automatic back-up & left it running all night.

     

    This AM after 9 hours the Vail server case light quit flickering so I checked the Dashboard/ Computers & Backup (tab).

    Sure enough backup was Incomplete again like on my 2- previous manual backups.

    Conclusion: Vail Server backup has a bug.

     

    *Has anyone here had any success backing up their Server to a external Hdd?

    Sunday, June 27, 2010 2:59 PM
  • I am seeing similiar behaviour and reportrd this to connect as feedback item #567707
    According to this feedback MS is aware of this problem and working to solves this.

    - Theo.


    No home server like Home Server
    Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Yes, server backup works for me, with one caveat: I need to have at least 2 GB of RAM installed. Thus my question. :)
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:57 PM
    Moderator
  • I had to stop trying to backup one of my computers (running Windows 7) for constant backup failures.
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:48 AM