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Hi everyone, does anyone have WHS 2011 successfully backing up their Windows 10 PCs? On my PCs WHS connector installs okay and connects with the WHS 2011 box, but the back ups always fail. Attached is a screen shot of the back up failure message. Any help or suggestions gratefully received. Cheers, Phil.


PS I'm using Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3118754)

WHS back up fail message.pdf

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Thanks for the suggestion jmwills; I wasn't aware of Veeam Free back up.


Just looked at their web page, does it definitely work with WHS 2011? Their pdf product page says it supports Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 2008.


Ideally I'd really like to get WHS 2011 working because I'm familiar with it.

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Just to answer the OP's question, yes I have a couple of Windows 10 PC's backing up nicely.


However, my Dad's got a Dell Inspiron 7xxx that will always fail. The only difference is that this Dell is running factory Windows 10 image. The two other ones that were successful were clean-installed with Windows 10 from a proper installer.


If I were to make a wild guess, something in the factory-prepared partition of the Inspiron is messing with WHS2011. I just gave up on it and it's running, admittedly, without a safety net.

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Veeam just needs a file server. If your WHS2011 is just acting as file server then it will work.

Absolutely. Just create a new shared folder and point the backup to it.

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My desktop (homebuilt) and Acer notebook have both backed up successfully while running the latest

build of Tech Preview. However, I recently tried to restore a folder and it crashed the host machine,

not the server. 


Overall, 2011 is dead to me and I'm actively looking for a replacement. 

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I haven't tried restoring a Win10 machine yet, but mine are successfully backing up to my homeserver.

I was considering blowing away the windows install on my laptop and installing 1511 from USB, but if I won't be able to restore files maybe not.

I'll swap in a blank drive and give it a shot, and report progress.

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