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No Client back ups, Reinstalled WHS2011, still no backups
My WHS2011 has not been doing the normal client back-ups for the past 2 weeks. It has been working fine for nearly 2 years up to now. All the client attempts immediately fail with the errors below in the event viewer on the WHS. All the WHS services are started on both the server and the clients and set to automatic. The volume shadow copy service is also started and automatic on both. All the clients can see and interact with the server through both the connector and RDP, all start a backup which never goes past 1 - 4% and then fails with the attached errors being thrown. It seems to fail somewhat quicker than the error messages appear as the sometimes take 15 - 20 minutes to pop up in the connector. The server is using Stablebit Drivepool v 1.3 with a pool of 4 internal and 4 external (usb2.0 & 3.0) disks totaling 12TB. The client backup folder is in the pool as are all the normal and 2 custom folders.
This has worked well for the past 1+ years. The network consists of 2 desktops, mine (wired through router to the server w/ cat 6) one in the kitchen (wireless, 5ghz) 2 laptops (one 5ghz and one 2.4ghz both N) all have been backing up fine until recently. Changes to the network have been the addition of a new 3TB usb 3.0 drive to the server (partioned as GPT and formatted through the disk management console on the server, it's part of the storage pool) The router firmware was updated from stock Linksys firmware to Tomato USB (have run this in the past with no issue) Toastman version latest edition. Had to tweak it with a fix for IPv6 but now all clients and devices show both IPv4 & IPv6 addresses, had to do this previously as well. Changing back to the stock Linksys firmware did not change the back-up issue, so I went back to Tomato. Router is a Linksys e4200v1. I have a netgear repeater running on both N bands (2.4 & 5ghz) and a media bridge in our living room that are all working fine and can see all other devices in the network. AV is Norton IS 2013. Media server from the WHS 2011 box is working fine and feeds my TV/entertainment equipment flawlessly. i don't think network connectivity is the problem. Stablebit Scanner shows the message below for 2 -1.5 TB drives in the pool, as far as I can read the message, it refers to unreadable sectors (1) being over some internal S.M.A.R.T. limit but not "yet" in danger of drive failure. I reinstalled WHS 2011 on the system drive fresh and re-added the pool drives to get all my data back. Ran Stablebitâ€™s WSStroubleshooter to reset all drive permissions to â€œEveryoneâ€ I can see and manipulate any drive on the network; I just canâ€™t get WHS to back any of my clients up to the server. I have kind of run out of troubleshooting ideas, if anyone here has any ideas I'll gladly take them as this is starting to worry me. The majority of the files on the server are movies and music I would rather no lose or re-organize. Sorry this got so long, but I wanted to put out all the info I had up front rather than have to post back with additional info. Can anyone help me hunt this done? TIA
Guess a good clean install, from time to time, is necessary to eliminate the chaff in any Windows install. An educating way to spend the weekend.