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    Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 11:20am

Found the server recovery disk and got it to see the server on the network, it's now doing something, hopefully not wiping out everything....

No, I had data backed up but don't have everything backed up.

We'll see....

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 11:30am
Server is rebooting and installing software. Please wait.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 11:42am
Rats, had removed the disc to do some other stuff and it wanted it and died when I tried to swap it out. Back to square one.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 12:01pm

Back to please wait....

Why do computers involve so much waiting?

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 12:14pm

Installing the WHS client connector FROM the server!

That's some progress.

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 12:21pm
Installing updates. This should take a while....the recovery disk is over a year old.  
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 1:06pm
40 minutes later.....53% complete. Ouch.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 1:59pm

Finally finished. All the data was still there with the exception of my programs and their data. Reinstalled the software and am doing a database restore right now.

I'd forgotten how much *junk* came installed, have had to delete a lot of stuff and McAfee is proving to be difficult to get rid of.

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 5:15pm

It worked! Not much pain all things considered. I'm not at all displeased with the recovery process, worked pretty good.

I was also lucky that I had a backup of my database as of 9/22 so I didn't even lose any data.

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 6:52pm
Well....congrats.  Amazing isn't it when things go right. Almost scary.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 8:15pm
Excellent!  And all done in one day, including the data.  Very nice.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2010 at 4:15am
Yeah, it was hit and miss there for a bit. If I'd lost data or the database it'd of been very, very ugly.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2010 at 4:33am
Yeah...it can get ugly to see a grown man cry...Wink  Done that a few times myself...though not to the extent of having a server die.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2010 at 4:45am
Yup, I would have seriously cried. The data is spread out over four drives (3 external, 1 internal) and the transfer time alone would have been brutal.
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