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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I have Windows Home Server 2011. I wish to connect and external USB Samsung T3 SSD to it and have the server backup just a single server folder to the external drive on a scheduled basis. I have found some guides, but based on the description and images in the directions, it does not at all match the WHS 2011 interface. WHS 2011 is green on my system and has been since installation. What all the directions show is blue.
The link below has instructions, but does not match my server dashboard as shown below.
How To Geek guide to backing up folders to an external drive.
I have 3 PC's (2 W10 Pro and 1 W7) and a server running WHS 2011.
All was well until I updated this PC to new W10 Pro install using an ASUS Z07-Pro Gamer MB, all other components are the same.
I had little trouble to install connector and dashboard started up and allowed this PC to be added as a new user and it shows me as active under user.
However, when I go to "computers and backup" this PC does not show up in the list of PC's that can be selected.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the connector several times, made sure I have no W10 updates pending, restarted the server all to no avail.
If I try to run backup from Launchpad I get the message "backup is not setup for this computer".
This has to be a simple error but its got me stumped - help please.
Hi there guys, I am having a problem restoring a backup from Windows Home Server 2011 to a Windows 10 X64 Pro Client, the dashboard upon trying to restore the client says an unknown network error has occured, but this is misleading the Server is still on the network in fact shared folders are still available.
What i have noticed is that when this occurs if i check in the dashboard all my backups are saying Backup Status unknown. To add to the mix I am running drive bender so the drives are all basically pooled as d:\.
Drive bender is heavilly accessing the pool and validating files, I have sent a ticket off to the makers of Drive Bender but I am awaiting their response.
I have just tried to restore the System Reserved 350MB partition which worked just fine, it just seems to get bogged down when I am trying to restore my 128GB SSD.
Any ideas guys?
In order to complete an application update on our server, I needed to pause / postpone the scheduled backup, but I couldn't find a way to do this without disabling the server backup (I know I could have waited for the backup to start and then pause it, but that is not very convenient) . I expected that I could enable backup again with the same settings as before, but when I try enabling backup, it seems like I have to start from scratch. Is there really no way to restore previous backup settings??
Yes, I am still running an HP MediaSmart Home Server v1. I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 Home and my PC to Windows 10 Pro. The laptop (win10 Home) backs up just fine. The desktop (win10Pro) will not. I can get to the file shares and see old backups, but cannot start a new backup nor can I configure backups on that machine. Sometimes I get a pop-up on the desktop saying the backup is starting and then a few seconds later, another pop-up saying the backup failed because the PC rebooted in the middle.
Both machines were in-place updgrades through MS.