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  • For the past month my WHS 2011 has not managed to backup my Windows 7 64-bit PC: I was away for a few weeks and came back to a Backup Unsuccessful message, which also greets me each morning. I have tried manual backups, same result. I have just reinstalled the WHS software (having formatted the HD with the Server Folders) and reinstalled the connector software on my PC; it still fails, so I'm feeling really vulnerable!

    -- Nigel M

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:41 AM

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  • What reason does Windows Home Server give for the failed backups?

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:31 PM
    Moderator
  • I couldn't find a reason anywhere, where do I look?

    I've found a temporary fix by unchecking the system drive, and just backing up my data drive; this seems to work, but not ideal.


    -- Nigel M

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:44 PM
  • Look at the details for any failed backup. It will show you each drive in the computer; when you select a drive, you'll see a bit more information about the backup.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:53 PM
    Moderator
  • You mean the attached? Not much info :(


    -- Nigel M

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 2:44 PM
  • Okay. Do you see anything in the event logs at the time of that failed backup?

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 5:27 PM
    Moderator
  • I'm not sure I know where to look, or what to look for.

    -- Nigel M

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 5:33 PM