Per my signature, I have WHS 2011 installed on a HP N54L that I built and have had in service since March 2013. I have a CorsAir 60Gb SSD HD running on SATA #5 with the modded bios to allow WHIS to install on this small OS hard drive.
I have a WD PCI-e USB 3.0 card with a 3 yr old Seagate Backup Plus 2Tb drive connected that WHS places the Server OS backups to.
With Windows updates, the 60 gb SSD has only 5 gb space available and I'm getting warnings as such. So, I want to install a new Sandisk 240 gb SSD to replace it. When I run the WHS Server disk, the restore server OS process either locks up looking for the files on the Seagate usb drive or does not discover the files and the scan just runs and runs.
I remove all my storage drives from the N54L four bays. Swap the old 60gb OS SSD for the new 240 GB SSD Plug in my LG portable DVD drive into the rear USB 2.0 and use it to spin the WHS disc Connect the Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Drive to the N54L (this is where it takes four paths and all fail) (bios is configured prior for proper boot sequence of DVD first, new OS SSD 2nd) Since USB drives are backwards compatible, if it is connected to the N54L 2nd remaining 2.0 USB from boot up (post screen shows the DVD, the new SSD and the Segate USB Drive), I select Restore Files in the back up menu the screen goes black except for the WHS background image. Sits and never resolves. Or leave the Seagate USB drive unconnected until I get to the Restore Files menu, connect, then select restore files/etc. The scanning for back up files dialog runs this time and never finds the files. Only way to get out is to hard reboot the server. Same as #2 but skip the initial file search and click advanced. Connect the USB dirve and then click refresh and nothing shows up. Click scan and it too will run forever and not see the drive with the backup files. Or resort to installing the PCIe drivers via a thumb drive and then connect the drive to the PCIe USB 3 and it will not recognize it in the list. Click search and it searches without success.
I'm thinking I need to transfer the WHS OS Backup files on the Seagate Backup Plus USB drive onto another bare hard drive and insert into one of the N54L HD bays and see if it will then find the backup files. Thus eliminating the whole USB 3/2 interface.
Thanks in advance.
Maybe a silly question, but can you do a full restore of a pc, but on a new (and different sized) disk?
I have one pc that has a failing disk, and I can go the clone(zilla) disk to disk route to move the data over, and resize it to the new size.
But I was wondering if it's possible to use the USB restore stick in a way that you can do the same?
I cannot seem to find any good info on this online.
If not, this would be a nice addition to the restore tools... ;-)
I've just installed my first Synology NAS, a Ds416play, after many years of running Windows Home Server (RIP). I now must face developing a backup strategy for several PC clients which I hope to backup to the Synology NAS. I'm considering the three alternatives, including:
1) The client backup solution provided by Synology, Cloud Station Backup, or
2) The client backup solution provided by MS, namely File History, or
3) The generally popular Acronis solution, True Image 2016.
I do understand that the first two are file level backup strategies while the third is a disk level tool, but I wonder what other advantages or disadvantages have been noted by others here on the forum
Thanks, guys, for helping a newbe to the Synology world. Best... miker
I upgraded 2 identical systems (both running windows 7) to SSDs and restored images via WHS 2011 and noticed that one of the systems is not running AHCI mode (according to AS SSD benchmark and device manager). I made the 2 registry changes already in windows according to this guide....
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/61869-ahci-enable-windows-7-vista.html I then made sure that the BIOS had SATA configured as AHCI (and not IDE). After reboot, I did not get prompted to install the AHCI drivers and the performance is significantly less with the system that appears to be running in IDE mode. The following are two strange things: 1. Changing the BIOS setting to AHCI or IDE never gives me a BSOD. 2. Stablebit scanner states that both TRIM and NCQ are both working on the SSD and from what I can tell NCQ cannot run without AHCI mode. This system apparently appears to be "stuck"... in what appears to be IDE mode...Any ideas on what to try at this point? Am i looking at a clean install or even worse... corrupted BIOS? Thanks! nlitend1
I require some guidance.
I own an HP MediaSmart Server running WHS V1. In addition I have a series of computers which I backup to the server on a regular basis. Recently I upgraded two of then from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I was able to successfully install the connected software and have continued to run backups with no issues. I now need to access some of the backups. When I try to restore (manage) a backup on the server it goes through the normal "opening" process but at the end when the file explorer window pops open, it flashes open momentarily and then closes. I'm guessing this is an issue with Windows 10 and the new File Explorer.
Does anyone have suggestions on how I might proceed to access the backups?