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I'm new to the forums, but have been a podcast listener for over 2 years.

My home built is v1. AMD 4200+ (duel core 2.2) 2g ram, 7T HD (1T-system, 2T,2,2). Nic 1gigabit.

My system has been up and running for 3-4years. w/o rebuilds. or issues.

I was thinking of rebuilding my system and replace my os w/ 64G SSD.

Should I and can I do this? or save the SSD to build a HTPC?

The HS just seems dogish when I need to do things on it. Loading the Console takes forever to launch.

If I did rebuild, how do I make sure that I restore all the shared files.

I have done an external back up. but had re-formated that drive, did another back up-will this now be an incremental or full back up? I also use DBBB, but might only want to restore some of the seats.

 

Thanks guys in advance.

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I'm new to the forums, but have been a podcast listener for over 2 years.

My home built is v1. AMD 4200+ (duel core 2.2) 2g ram, 7T HD (1T-system, 2T,2,2). Nic 1gigabit.

My system has been up and running for 3-4years. w/o rebuilds. or issues.

I was thinking of rebuilding my system and replace my os w/ 64G SSD.

Should I and can I do this? or save the SSD to build a HTPC?

The HS just seems dogish when I need to do things on it. Loading the Console takes forever to launch.

If I did rebuild, how do I make sure that I restore all the shared files.

I have done an external back up. but had re-formated that drive, did another back up-will this now be an incremental or full back up? I also use DBBB, but might only want to restore some of the seats.

 

Thanks guys in advance.

 

Since you're new to this site -- Welcome -- there's ton's of information here and before starting building anything I'd suggest going thru many of the posts and look at various builds for WHS V1 and 2011 -- there are many and if you're like me you'll enjoy reading thru them and looking at the pictures. Many people also have details of their systems in their Sig lines.

 

For a server running V1 24/7 I'm not sure the speed boost in a SSD for the OS would actually buy you much in the way of performance that compenstates for where I would be concerned and that is the SSD's apparent less reliable experience that I've seen reported here and elsewhere and it seems when they fail it is quite catastrophic and quick -- something we don't want to happen in a Server with our important/priceless data.

 

The specs on your current set-up don't seem all that bad. Has your WHS always seem dogish or is that something recent?

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My system has been dogish for sometime now. Especially when de is doing it's thing.

I did look at some of the postings about use of ssd in servers, I guess that I figured since I had a 64g laying around that I'd use it in my server. I originally was to use the ssd in my laptop, but it was too small and I came across a 160g for that, pretty cheap and used, but new.

I don't have too many add on's running, I will get a list together shortly. I do have a large video and 10 years of photo's on WHS. Sometimes it takes almost 1 min for the console to load up. Lot's of hd trashing going on.

I do run Diskeeper and norton av-corporate, zumocast,

Also, I asked, since I blew out my original back up, how do I tell the HS to "reset" it's back up state to ensure that it will back up all the files to my external and not just incremental.

I am getting file names to long errors during the back up.

Thanks

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The most cost effective solution would be to double the RAM and as others have said, the SSD in that old of a system is a waste. The data is being read from spindle drives, not the OS drive. Oh...and I just say the dreaded Norton word. I would lose that crap in a heartbeat. If your clients are clean, then so is the data that is stored as long as the server is not used to gather external data.

 

A fresh install will also do wonders for the system.

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Can I do a fresh install and not loose any data?

I'm beginning to see that the SSD is best kept for a HTPC.

I will also dump Norton.

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You were/are running Norton?

 

I would have been a little "afraid" of what Norton would do with/to Drive Extender. How they interace with DE is my big concern with Security SW on V1. 2011 is more like a business system and it should be much easier to find a safe AV pgm.

 

I have only had experience with Norton's personal versions and only until the last couple of years their overhead was awful -- it still isn't that great. I blew Norton off my main client after discovering some major issues with Norton Utilities. WSE was a huge performance improvement.

 

On my laptop I blew off NU but still run Norton IS2011 though I know it's dogging my performance on my 1810T.

 

I've never had Norton on my Revo 3600.

 

On my Server I'm still holding out with McAfee SaaS since I have a license paid to 2013, it works, and I love my tech support in India :). McAfee also has it's issues and there are many other pgms people use out there on V1.

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I haven't tried it, but I would think the following would restore your backups to initial state:

  1. delete all the backups for a client computer
  2. remove the client computer from WHS
  3. remove and reinstall the connector

Seems to me WHS would then think it's a brand new computer and start the backups with a full one.

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I'm new to the forums, but have been a podcast listener for over 2 years.

My home built is v1. AMD 4200+ (duel core 2.2) 2g ram, 7T HD (1T-system, 2T,2,2). Nic 1gigabit.

My system has been up and running for 3-4years. w/o rebuilds. or issues.

I was thinking of rebuilding my system and replace my os w/ 64G SSD.

Should I and can I do this? or save the SSD to build a HTPC?

The HS just seems dogish when I need to do things on it. Loading the Console takes forever to launch.

If I did rebuild, how do I make sure that I restore all the shared files.

I have done an external back up. but had re-formated that drive, did another back up-will this now be an incremental or full back up? I also use DBBB, but might only want to restore some of the seats.

 

Thanks guys in advance.

 

Your system specs do not seem bad for a V1 build. You did not mention all the add ins. What do you have installed? Add-ins is the number one killer of stability and performance on V1 so you might look there. You mentioned Norton's AV which I do not thing is V1 compatible and Diskeeper which is also very bad on resources. I would uninstall those two and see if that helps then re-install one at a time.

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