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Error:   WHS 2011 Backup repair did not succeed.  An unknown error preventer the backup repair process from starting.

 

I tried all weekend to recuperate the backup... it has failed.. ok.  I give up.

 

So the Question is:  how can I reset the client backup so as to restart a fresh backup for all of my clients?  do I simply re-install WHS-2011?  or format the client backup drives?

 

Thank you

 

PS:  Time for me to move to Essentials R2;   I think.

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More Info from event viewer:

 

Unexpected Error 0x54e from ReadHeader on Q:\ServerFolders\Client Computer Backups\Data.4096.427.dat: Unable to complete the requested operation because of either a catastrophic media failure or a data structure corruption on the disk.

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There you go.  Sounds like the backup disk is going bad, or at least has bad sectors on it.  Or at least thats the way I see it.

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^^  What he said. WHS2011's Client Backup is very reliable. Going to R2 would not fix this issue, I don't believe. I think your best course is to test that drive (I test all drives, new or used, before putting them into production).

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ok so the drive is bad...  I have a spare... now how do I reset the backup?  it won't let me take it out ... until I can point it to a new one... which will be in the location of the old one... if I can ever move forward.

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If you replace the bad drive and re-run the Backup Repair, I would think it would probably delete the backup images it can't recover and return a cleaned up backup database. I say this because I suspect the issues with the current drive have been interfering with Backup Repair's ability to clean up the database: i.e. it keeps trying to read and/or write data and the drive keeps returning errors.

 

Another option would be to rename the current Backup Database and force the system to rebuild it from scratch.

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1st, make a backup of the your client back up's. Then delete the back ups.

You should be able to run the back up process without any issues.

Worked for me.

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@ Mailman1988.  I would appreciate instructions on how... as it is not working for me.  so how should I proceed to get this step done " make client backup"

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