Backups are not running on one of four computers... why?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have one computer on our network (a Vista 64 machine if that matters) that has stopped backing itself up.  I am now getting the warning, "DELL Backup Warning - DELL has not be successfully backed up since 1/10/09.  ensure that DELL is turned on and connected to you (though I suppose that's supposed to be "your") network, or use "Backup Now" to back it up manually". 

    - The computer HAS been on on night all week.
    - The computer has been used everyday.
    - The computer has internet and network connectivity.
    - The computer can connect to the WHS console.

    I've tried to run the "Backup Now", but it does not do anything.  I get to the console, click on the DELL computer, click "backup now", but the backup never starts. 

    All the other computers (two Vista 32-bit machines and an XP Pro box) are still backing up just fine.

    Any idea?!?   thanks!!
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:07 AM


  • Reboot both the client and the server, run discovery.exe from C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server on the client and try a manual backup again.
    If this still fails:
    On the client check the event log for more detailed errors or warnings.
    Run chkdsk /f /r to the client volumes.
    Which version numbers are shown in the console (Settings/Resources)?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 6:10 AM