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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[font='times new roman']The purpose of this program is to provide, in one place, a set of tools for helping to keep track of the risks associated with data backup strategies. [/font]
[size=4][font='times new roman']An ad-hoc risk assessment is determined, based primarily on the number and location of copies of your data. Tools are provided for capturing and saving the server location of your data folders and automating the running of scripts that make backup copies of the data.[/font][/size]
[size=4][font='times new roman']Other tools are provided for burning copies of data on optical media, and for keeping track (audit) of when copies have been made and where they are located. Extensive Help is built-in, including a detailed “Hit and Tips” section where the author’s shares aspects of his many years of experience in handling and protecting data in the home environment. [/font]
[font='times new roman']DataRisk makes it easy to collect and maintain a list of all your data sources and shared folders in a spreadsheet format. Once collected, it is possible to use the spreadsheet to keep track of backup operations and to selected various folders to be used in automated script operations. It is possible to use you own custom scripts, or to use pre-defined templates for Microsoft RoboCopy, Microsoft RichTools and the third-party program Beyond Compare ™, the author’s favorite data copy program. (Disclaimer: the author has no interest or investment in Beyond Compare – just deep respect and admiration for its capabilities and quality). [/font]
[font='times new roman']DataRisk computes a subjective assessment of the risk of losing a data folder based on the number of online, offline, optical and off-site copies:[/font][/size][list]
[*][size=4][color=#FF0000][font='times new roman']High Risk (red color):[/font][/color][font='times new roman'] only one online copy of the data.[/font][/size]
[*][size=4][color=#ffcc00][font='times new roman']Moderate Risk (yellow):[/font][/color][font='times new roman'] more than one copy online, but no off-site or optical copy.[/font][/size]
[*][size=4][color=#00b050][font='times new roman']Low Risk, Lower Risk (light green):[/font][/color][font='times new roman'] off-line and /or optical copies, but no off-site copy.[/font][/size]
[*][size=4][color=#00863d][font='times new roman']Lowest Risk (dark green):[/font][/color][font='times new roman'] More than one online, at least one offline / optical and at least one off-site copy.[/font][/size]
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A brief [url="http://www.mediadogg.com/shopping/downloads/drUG.pdf"]User Guide[/url] is available, and more detailed usage information is provided in the buil-in product Help.[/size]
I created a script a long time ago (back when I had WHS v1) to manage archiving my recorded TV. It moves all recordings older than 5 days to a server shared folder. I started having issues after upgrading to WHS 2011 and I thought it was because I also set up a RAID6 with a dedicated controller. It turns out that it appears to have something to do with running robocopy in a scheduled script. I can drag the files over in Windows Explorer and not have any issues at all. If I run the script, it works for a portion of the files and then the server completely stops responding to the network and requires a hard reset to recover. I'm starting to wonder if the motherboard (ASUS P8P67 Pro) NIC driver is the root cause. The board uses an Intel 82579V controller, which is officially not supported under server OS, but I was able to get it working with the 82579LM driver. I just dont understand why it works fine through Windows Explorer but not as a script!
I ordered a different NIC to try, but wanted to see if anyone else has run into similar problems?