Cannot wake server

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DrivenTemple
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Cannot wake server

Beitrag von DrivenTemple » 13. Feb 2018, 13:22

I am running WHS2011 on a server located in my garage. I am just backing up a W10 PC. Backups are working perfectly - the Server is in Hibernation during the day, Wakes up at midnight, wakes my PC and performs a backup and shuts down the PC before returning itself to hibernation. :) In the morning if I hover the mouse near the system tray 'LightBulb' icon a message tells me of a successful backup, but I cannot wake the server by this system tray icon. Magic Packet has been set on the network card.

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Re: Cannot wake server

Beitrag von DrivenTemple » 13. Feb 2018, 23:12

Further information: Located in the Garage the server's network connection is via a switch and then fibre line (using cable to fibre converters at each end) When re-locating the server into the house the connection is just via the switch. I then have no problem waking up or sending into hibernation using the 'Light Bulb' icon on the system tray. :nw

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Re: Cannot wake server

Beitrag von Martin » 19. Feb 2018, 14:13

This sounds like an issue with the fibre converter not transmitting a broadcast to the server (if it works inside the house).
I have no idea what I can do to make that work.

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Re: Cannot wake server

Beitrag von DrivenTemple » 25. Feb 2018, 00:10

Thank you for your comment Martin. Sorry, only just spotted it. I have resorted to copper, It's only a 2 metre gap and I shall hope for no lightning!

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