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Removing Old Volumes from WIndows Home Server

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    intelman

    I know a few of you guys run a Windows Home Server at home, I am curious how you remove old volumes that do not exist anymore.



    The smaller "F:" just died, and restored to a new 1TB drive (worked nicely btw). The "K:" drive is an old previous backup solution...

    How can I get traces of these old volumes to just disappear?

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    cynthia399

    I think it shows because some of the data is retained in the backups for these drives.  I have the same thing happen on my whs.

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    intelman

    cynthia399 said:

    I think it shows because some of the data is retained in the backups for these drives.  I have the same thing happen on my whs.

    I"ve never backed up K:. K: was an external drive that I used to use to backup my PC, then I got the WHS server, I removed K: and attached it to the WHS for more storage. I guess it isn't too big of a deal, it is just kind of annoying.

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    pathfinder

    Uninstall the client.  Delete the cmputer from WHS and reinstall the client. Thats the only way that I know of. 

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    dahat

    I'd asked a co-worker about  this very thing last week and his response was:

    To delete backups for these volumes, deselect the check box for required volumes and follow the wizard.

    One limitation of the current UI is you will be prompted for deletion only if you uncheck a previously checked checkbox. The workaround to delete volumes which are already unchecked is to first check them, complete the wizard and then rerun the wizard and then uncheck them this time. You will now be provided with a screen asking if you want to delete backups for the unchecked volumes.
    Give that a try.

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