Temporarily suspend backups? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am troubleshooting a problem with my WHS and need to temporarily suspend all client backups. Is this best done by stopping a service on the server? I can't see how this can be done via the WHS Console, or in Scheduled Tasks.

    I am running OEM WHS SP2 on an HP MediaSmart box.

    Thank you.

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 7:46 PM

All replies

  • Client backups are initiated from the client; there is no supported way to "suspend" all backups other than shutting the clients down, or setting all clients to not back up and then waiting through one more backup window.

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

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:26 PM
  • If you right click on a Client Computer in the Dashboard you can "Customize Backup for the Computer" and the Disable Backups... Then some time in the future, re-enable Backups for this same Client Computer. You would have to do this for each of your Computers to stop all backups.

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    • Edited by Bruce.Hobson Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:23 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Bruce.Hobson Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:23 AM
    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:21 AM