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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Actually I'm backing up my Server (only 3 clients) to external USB HDD's. I'm thinking about cloud backup, and read about OneDrive, which is integrated with Office 365: 1 TB data storage.
In case of a server damage, will I really be able to restore the server from my cloud backups?
Or - does this work with Azure only?
Seems I inadvertenly disabled the network adapter on my Revocenter (Windows Home Server). I had initially Googled a few days back and came across a post somewhere noting Server Recovery was my only option - so went ahead and moved all files to a secondary server. Sat down this afternoon to read up on the Server Recovery process and it looks like I need to make a USB Boot drive to start the server up in recovery model - but then the actual Server Recovery software had to be run from a network attached PC (using it's DVD drive).
So I'm wondering - will this USB bootdrive I'm creating get around the disabled network adapter? If not, I still won't be able to access the server. I know at least one other person ended up in this position based on the initial Googling I did...but that post didn't go into details, just said that Server Rcovery was the ONLY option given these RevoCenter's do not have a Graphics adapter. At least my HP Proliant server can be booted up with a monitor and keyboard/mouse attached to fix stuff like this!
Any links to other posts (could not find any) or assistance is appreciated
It has been 6 months since I upgraded my h340's OS to Windows 8.1. Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a very significant problem and am wondering if anyone else have experienced this or can recommend a solution.
My server would boot up, connect, let the shares be available, etc... and within a week, it would randomly lose the connection to the network and it wouldn't come back.
This includes both SMB and RDP. When I get to the server, the keyboard and mouse are responsive, but getting the system to shutdown would yield no results. It is just stuck at the 'Shutting down' screen.
If I force it to shut down and reboot, everything comes back on. Within a week or two, it will happen again.
I have a drive that is blinking. (bay 2) Before I buy a new HD I have a few questions. I can't log into the easyStore as it just hangs on authenticating me. And I feel the drive issue may be a reason.
Can I buy new drive. Turn off the server and swap drives and then fire it up? Will WHS replicate my the missing data?
All my drives are 2TB drives. Can I buy a 4TB drive to replace the broken drive?
I've been reading some of the guides here for quite some time and never really posted.... so first off, thank you! especially the posting on how to add HDs that are greater than 2 TB to the whs v1 pool... that was GREAT!
Recently, it is time once again for me to upgrade the storage capacity of my WHS v1, after some hardware upgrades, I am seeing some really strange behavior that I need some confirmation/suggestions on... let me give some details on my setup...
Acer easyStore H340, WHS v1.
Internal Bays are full, 1, 1.5, 2, and 3 TBs filled the internal bays... and I am running low on spaces again.. so this time, I've decided to buy a 4TB drive, a quad external bay that is USB 3.0 and eSATA compatible, and a USB 3.0 PCIx 1 card.
One of the goals for me is to migrate all the data off my current drives so I can remove the drives from the system and perform a HD integrity test in a different computer... especially when the home Server is at least 7 years old now.... It is most likely lady luck her self that have saved me from any HD failure so far.... but that is a risk I want to mitigate.
So, I filled the 4 TB drive as much data as possible with moving the data from my DE shares, while I am doing that, I've made the folder on the 4TB drive shared on my internal network... using standard Windows 2003 file sharing technique....
This is where the issues started happening... I was streaming a high bitrate video from the 4TB space to my laptop, after 20 mins or so, the share was no longer reachable. The other shares created by WHS are still active and I can still access files from those...
I logged onto the WHS via RDP and attempted to access the HD via My Computer, explorer let me in but it is completely blank!
The funny thing is, when I rebooted the server, the share came back with all the data reachable.
In one of my test, I've streamed 2 hours of lower bit-rate videos and the system was running fine, so I am narrowing it down to high drive demands requests that seems to be causing the problem.
To make things even more interesting, after spending hours trying to research / troubleshoot the problem, as I have read that MediaSonic's external enclosure tends to put the drives to sleep, I was working under the assumption that what I am experiencing is similar, but Vantec doesn't seem to have any firmware available for my quad bay... yet.. after a few more attempts, I got annoyed and moved the USB connector to the on board USB 2.0 port... so far, I've re-stream 3 hours of videos and aside from terrible transfer speeds it seems fine.
I am thinking if the culprit is the fact that I didn't attach a power adapter to the USB 3.0 card.... which resulted in a possible sudden lost of power on high demand extended use. Or would it be simply because WHS v1 doesn't play nice with USB 3.0?
Are my assumptions correct? Any suggestions?
Sorry for the long winded posting...