Christopher wrote: << And to clarify, if you want multiple backup drives to be cycled offsite, you MUST connect all of them at the same time when you set up the backups. >>
I'm not clear about this. To the best of my recollection, I never connected both of my backup drives to the server at the same time, For test purposes, I just initiated a recovery (using the WHS Installation Disk) with each of them hooked up. The one that has been offsite and the one that backed up last night were both found by the "Repair an existing installation" procedure.
Perhaps I'm misreading your clarification.
My WHS v1 (home build) starting misbehaving and finally needed a new system disk.
After lots of threads, trial and errors, AF and non-AF drives, and lack of the Server Reinstallation choice it has finally progressed.
Weeks of frustration.
My recent attempts proceeded well but all ended up without the rebuilding of the Storage Pool (6 drives).
The drives are detected and show up as "not added" in Server Storage and as "non managed" in Disk Management.
There is no C:\fs on the SYS volume.
It appears that the RebuildPrimary stage of the reinstallation, mentioned by some posters, was not successful.
Has anyone found a way to force the rebuilding of the Storage Pool on reinstallation?
I have tried X: Files v1.5.5 and the original Microsoft Disk with the same outcome.
[My next step will be to migrate the "shares" and "folders" manually - it would have be quicker to have done this initially.]