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      WGS Forums Will Close on January 31st 2017   01/18/17

      Hi everyone, We're coming up to We Got Served's ten year anniversary and I've been taking a good look at the site to work through some plans for the future. I wanted to give you all a couple of weeks notice that I'll be closing WGS Forums at the end of this month.  As you'll be aware, the forums were opened to support Windows Home Server users and have done so brilliantly, thanks to everyone's participation. However, with each day that passes, there are fewer and fewer WHS deployments out there, meaning that forum registrations and traffic has now dwindled. I've tried a few times over the years to test some forums on related or adjacent topics, however, they simply haven't caught on. It's clear that these were always going to be predominately Windows Home Server forums and, with the passing of that platform, they've served their purpose well. So, please take some time to archive anything you need over the next two weeks. Access to the forums will end on Jan 31st 2017. Many, many thanks once again for your participation and support here. It's been a great community! Very best wishes Terry


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  1. Synology NAS. I bought one last week and I'm moving away from WSE and MS server products. So far I like it. They are not cheap by any means, but I just cannot continue with MS.
  2. OK, got it. Makes more sense for rotating backups. I'm still not gonna trust my data to storage spaces. but if it works for you, have at it.
  3. I see a few issues here. First, using Storage spaces. Last I heard is was buggy and not to be trusted with your data. I recommend use of Stablebit Drivepool. It's reasonably priced and works. Next, using an Ext drive box to create a pool, either with Storage spaces or Drivepool. There are just too many possible points of failure, like the Rosewill controller, the USB 3 controller, USB wires, power wires, on and on.... if you are using a pool, use it with internally connected drives only and reduce the number of failure points.
  4. [Solved] >> Connector is uninstalled. Computer has been removed from the dashboard. Still can't install the connector. << This worked for me... 1) Remove connector sw in Programs and/or Installed Updates. I've seen it show up in either/or both for me. Make sure it's removed completely and then reboot. 2) if you were using a doman login, unjoin from domain, change it back to WORKGROUP, *** Make sure you have a local admin login before you unjoin the domain and check that your desktop is in place or backed up somewhere. Once I did both of these, I was able to re-install the connector. if you only do #1, it may report that you are still connected to a server and prevent you from installing it.
  5. I received the new Synology 1815+ NAS. I added 4x4T drives and 16GB Ram. it immediately found bad sectors on one of the 4T WD Reds and I just called in an RMA with WD to replace it. I'm curious why Stablebit scanner did not find these and/or if it just happened to occur with arrival of the new NAS. I still have 4-5TB of data to load and then configure Plex, LMS, etc. for use. So far, I like the interface just fine. The HW is very quiet. >> Old Server update below<<< Oh, and Sat morn, I woke up to find my WSE, unable to login, in an infinite rebuild loop. All attempts to recovery failed. I ended up rebuilding it from scratch, which took me 10+ hours. I found that my SM sata card is not working, sees zero drives, so I pulled it and use MB ports for Sata drives now. I figure my best bet for any kind of success is to start from ground zero, eliminate any HW failures and then a fresh clean WSE install. I am STILL unable to load connector sw on two client PCs. Keeps telling me to remove the old connector, which I did endlessly, in both Programs and Installed updates and rebooted. What does it take to simply install the connector software? If I cannot overcome this MS obstacle, there is absolutely no point in having a WSE 2012 R2 running in my house.
  6. Running WSE2012 R2 with SB Drivepool. I have three pools, one primary, two backups. I want to remove just one pool. How? I have emptied, well almost, the pool and now want to tell Drivepool to remove it. But, I want to keep the other two pools. Not looking to remove SB DP completely. This is a 6TB pool, and I have manually removed the files, but it refused to allow me to delete all the files/folders, still shows about 258 GB remain, and I cannot remove them. No idea why. I know I could just brute force this and remove the Pool-part folder or reformat the HD, but the what tells DP that I don't have that pool any longer. Seems like something is missing in the UI - Like - Remove Pool.
  7. Order placed for an 1815+, 1 4T Red HD , 16GB RAM. Done. Looking forward to moving away from WSE and onto a more reliable platform. Stay tuned....
  8. I used to enjoy it, not so much anymore. When I get home, I just want stuff to work, not play network engineer all night. Getting old(er) and cranky I guess. The thrill is def gone. Amz shows the 1815+, 1- 4T Red HD, 2x8 RAM at $1076. If $1K gets me off a WSE and less headaches, I'm in. I found users pulling out the stock 2GB and upping it to 16GB, using MAC/Crucial Ram sticks with YT vids to show Ram swap procedure. I guess if I decide to torture myself, I can run a WSE VM on the Syn box, but porb not. I'll keep you posted.... Also, any market for used Server parts here? I'll prob go ahead and trouble shoot the hardware and confirm what works and does not, sell off the good parts and recoup some of my costs. Oh, and to confirm my decision, I just spent two nights uninstalling the connector SW on my DT, to attempt to get backups to work again, only to have it continuously tell me to remove the connector, and now it won't let me re-install the connector to my WSE 2012 R2. I have removed the connector and rebooted till I am blue in the face. This is exactly the kinda crap I am just done with. This should be so simple and NOT consume two of my evenings and still not work.
  9. Thanks Drashna for the offer and link At this point I don't want to spend any more money on my current platform, as in zero dollars, and I'm leaning towards a totally new piece of hardware. Thats funny you suggest the 1815+ .... that's exactly the one I was zeroing in on. I just added it to my amazon cart today. I already have three 4T Reds and could buy one more to have four installed with room to grow up to 8 drives, plus the expansion option if needed in the future. It's also right in my upper price range with one added drive. Do you happen to know what the USB 3 ports are intended for on the Synology boxes. Are they for simple backups or connecting expansion boxes, or both. Is the stock 2gb of ram enough or to I need to option up to 6gb thanks again.
  10. What do I need to know? I'm just so tired of all the stupid Windows irritating nonsense and want something that just works without my constant attention. I currently run WSE2012R2 + Stablebit Drivepool with 3x4TB drives (WD Reds) and external backups on a Supermicro MB w/Core i3 with 20 GB Ram. OS is on a 128 SSD. I run the drives on a SCSI card and it just decided to not boot off theSSD the other day, so I connected it back to the MB port. I only have one laptop, one desktop that get backed up and the DT one is always failing. I uninstall the connector, reinstall, blah, blah , blah... it works for a while and then fails again. This makes the Client backups worthless. I have some gremlin the hardware that causes it to reboot all the damn time, or maybes its SW, dunno. I thought it was heat and confirmed all fans work, drives are not overheating, no smart errors. Might be one of my external eSata boxes, not sure. My server hardware is from 2011, so getting a bit old, but still works. WSE dashboard crashes all the time. I'm tired of looking at logs to fix it. I want/need NAS (Synologoy) to work with Plex via a Roku. I also use a Squeezebox (2), but they are failing and I am about to give up on them for music streaming. I also use Chromecast in the house. So I guess Plex for both music and movies/videos is the plan. Also, want the NAS to work with security cameras. Which Synology Do I get? I think I want a 4 drive minimum unit. Do I need a 'Play' one, or not? What else? I have plenty of hard drives. I can budget $1K if needed, but half that sounds better to me.
  11. more info... device tab shows Update: Cannot detect available updates Security: Windows Firewall is turned off (which it is not)
  12. I have WSE 2012 R2 with two client PCs, one LT, one DT PC. On the Devices tab of the dashboard it reports Update Status - Error for the DT PC. The updates status for the LT works fine. This appears to be something wrong/missing on the DT PC, not the server given the LT PC reports the status fine. So I uninstalled the connector sw on the DT client PC and reinstalled it... no change. Any ideas how to fix this one?
  13. I have this same issue. Can you elaborate, perhaps step by step. I know little of WSUS or how to deal with roles, etc.
  14. Solved: Plug SSD into MB Sata port 0. Stupid MS could have told me that instead of wasting 4 hrs of my day on trial and error. I think I'll write this down and tape it inside the server case to avoid this again.