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Backup stops at 50%, Lan drops? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm new to the world of WHS.  Just set-up a box based on an ASUS M3A78-EM 780G mATX Motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory, and a couple of Samsung 1TB drives.

    Everything is up and running now, but when the backups get to 50%, the gigabit Lan drops and the backups fail.  If I unplug then plug the gigabit lan cable in, I can reestablish the conection.

    Does anybody have a similar issue?  Any known causes / fixes?  Any tips / ways to diagnose the cause?

    I hope somebody can help!

    Regards,

    D

    Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:18 AM

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  • Hi,

    I'm new to the world of WHS.  Just set-up a box based on an ASUS M3A78-EM 780G mATX Motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory, and a couple of Samsung 1TB drives.

    Everything is up and running now, but when the backups get to 50%, the gigabit Lan drops and the backups fail.  If I unplug then plug the gigabit lan cable in, I can reestablish the conection.

    Does anybody have a similar issue?  Any known causes / fixes?  Any tips / ways to diagnose the cause?

    I hope somebody can help!

    Regards,

    D

    Does it happen when you try to backup different clients?  Are you using a Server 2003 driver for your NIC?
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 2:05 AM
    Moderator
  • It has happened with all of the clients.

    re NIC -- I had to use an XP driver.  I could not find one for Server 2003.  Unless anybody can suggest a driver for the M3A78-EM?
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:56 AM
  • It has happened with all of the clients.

    re NIC -- I had to use an XP driver.  I could not find one for Server 2003.  Unless anybody can suggest a driver for the M3A78-EM?

    Sometimes XP drivers work, sometimes not.  You might try installing another NIC (one that has 2003 drivers) and see if it helps.
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 4:03 PM
    Moderator
  • Often this is the result of flaky drivers for your (onboard, I assume?) NIC. The place to start is with the computer that seems most involved. If it's one client that always drops the connection, you would start with that client. If it's all clients, you would start with the server.

    It's easy enough (and not very expensive) to test. Find a good PCI NIC (I like Marvell or Intel chipsets) with a full suite of drivers. Install it in your server. (You might need to run C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\discovery.exe for your server to be properly detected.) See what happens.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:03 PM
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