perbear added a topic in BackupRecovery -Sees Wireless Minicard But Not EthernetI am also in the process of recover a Windows 7 PC after having changed harddisks (to a larger one in order to accommodate W7 and W8 in two seperate partitions). I have had some issues with the network files but most likely I have overlooked that I need the 32-bit files and not 64-bit. So I will test that shortly.
But what I am a bit worried about is that, althought I have copied all drivers from the Dell driver and software disc, the recvovery disk only sees a wireless mini card and then it does not get to the server, it does not find an ethernet based network card which also is there on the computer.
a) When I enabled the wirelsess connection in W7 did I automatically disabled the ethernet network card and port?
When recover the hard disc contents from a previous backup can I, is it possible to, recover via the wireless network or do I have to use an ethernet cable?
c) For best results, do I connect the PC through a cable to the server or can the cable be attached to a switch?
I seldom do recoveries on any of the PCs I support and I forget between times.
I appreciate all answers.
PS I forgot to mention, that the backup is on a generation 1 HP MEdiasmart 475 server and it runs WHS v1.
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perbear added a topic in Computer and Server BackupSeagate External Harddrive Is OfflineI have attached a Seagate external harddrive to my HP X510 and it worked for a while but for the last three weeks it is unsuccessful because it is reported as offline. I believe this happened after a regular update of WHS 2011. I have not been able to bring it back to life. Would it be as simple as disconnecting the USB, deleting the configuration for the external disk and re-attach it again and once again set it up?
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perbear added a topic in HPHave: Hp Storageworks X510 - Health Led Is A Blinking Blue AcquaAfter a year's inactivity, I have once again fired up my X510 and it seems to work. First, with the help of the support people over in Canada, I was able to RESTORE v1 to a new 2 TB disk and I let it run for a couple of days with 2 new 2 TB drives. No problem, all leds had a steady acquaish/bluish light also the health led. The leds for the harddisks also shone a steady acquaish light. Everything was good.
Then I made the decision to transfer to WHS 2011 on that particular server (on April 24) and after having struggled quite a lot and in desperation copied the installation DVD to the harddisk and rebooted it, it was possible to 1. Add a USB DVD-player and 2. Install WHS2011. AS far as I can remember that first harddisk did not get the health led to flash. After that I have attached a standalone harddisk to do the server backup and added 2 extra harddisk. The server has not asked to format either of the two extra harddisks and only one of the two is visible. But that is another problem I will deal with later.
The main problem: The Health Led (third led from the left and closest to the reset hole and the USB port) is blinking and the light is ACQUA. It is not feverishly FLASHING attention, more like indicating that something is going on, a steady, calm, blinking. I have three computers out of four hooked up and only 30 minutes ago all three have been been backed-up for today without any warnings. The server backup also works fine and has for the last three days.
So what does the blinking light indicate?
(Also, for now I have not installed any of the add-ins I had previously before the restoring and new installtion so I can't check anything.)
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perbear added a topic in General DiscussionWhat About Whs2011 To Windows Server 2012 (Beta)?OK. Let's see if this is another uninteresting topic, dated and every-one-knows-it-all-ready.
While we all talked about (and I since then forgot) that WHS v1 DID NOT upgrade to WHS2011 like an internal upgrade but had to be installed afresh, what about WHS2011 to Windows Server 2012 Beta? And then further when it is commercially released? Is it just as awkward? Has information been released?
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perbear added a topic in InstallationGiving Up Attempts To Install Whs 2011 On My Hp X510 Data VaultI am giving up my attempts to re-use my HP X510 to run WHS 2011, in spite of the fact that I have purchased the VGA + PS2 Keyboard + PS2 Mouse + Serial assembly kit in order to help me watch how the installation comes along on my monitor and also in spite of the fact that I own a DVD-version of the product as well as having downloaded the .ISO file for transfer to a bootable USB stick.
Nothing has worked for me.
The solution is probably VERY simple, one which I ought to have figured out by myself, but I am giving up.
I'll stick to v1 on my X510 and go ahead and TRY to build my own server to test Windows Server 2012 Beta (Windows 8 Server Beta renamed) from newly purchased seperate components.
But I am curious as to how you, who succeeded to install WHS 2011 on a headless server and especially on an X510, went about it.
1. First of all, did you use the installation file or the restore file? In the first case I suspect you were able to install from a media.
2. What media did you use; a bootable USB, a DVD player hooked up via one of the USB ports, a DVD player from another computer and the two computers hooked up direct via an ethernet cable or did you copy to the bootable /system harddisk outside of the server, which you then slipped into to bay 1.
3. for v1 it is said that the system needs at least 80 GB to be able to run and for WHS 2011 that is the double amount 160 GB. Is that the minimum harddisk amount or just the minimum amount for the recovery partition? If you have a larger harddisk as your system harddisk will the installation make use of that and re-partition your harddisk at the moment of installation or will it halt because there is a smaller recovery partition than it needs?
4. Now, as for installing from a bootable USB do you have to make the server USB aware and boot from the USB instead off the harddisk? Is it the same procedure as on a desktop or laptop, where you need to enter the BIOS menu to change that? If so what is the key combination to enter the BIOS Menu on an X510? The two options I see flashing by (F3 and F11) do nothing at all.
Did you hook it up to a monitor (as I have done) or did you diddle with a .ini file to include all your options?
5. If installation is done by using the restore file/restore DVD/ restore USB is it the same procedure as for restoring v1; hook up the server to a computer, connect them with a direct ethernet cable and not through a switch or a router, start the restore media, start the server and get it into retsore mode?
Maybe the answers to these questions could be pinned in the forum so others would be able to make use of the information? Maybe as an extensive manual or how-to-guide?
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perbear added a topic in General DiscussionWhat Can Be Hooked Up In Regard To Extra Drives?My HP Workstorage X510 has 4 harddisk bays. If I want to extend that amount of disk space how do I do that? There is a wonderful bargain here in Sweden for a Netgear NAS and two 2TB drives for roughly 500 USD and I was wondering if a NAS could be attached to the home server as the extension. IS it possible? If not, what do I need to add extra drives (think at least four extra drives!)
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