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    On our windows 2003 (active/passive )cluster type the system log is getting filled up with error.

    Event ID: 55
    Source: Ntfs
    Version: 5.2
    Symbolic Name: IO_FILE_SYSTEM_CORRUPT_WITH_NAME
    Message: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume %2.

    I ran chkntfs on the corrupted drive came up with a message saying that their is corrupt file in one of folder.It says to run chkdsk but I can't do that becuase chkdsk would dismount the drive which I can't do.and I can't delete the corrupted file.

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    Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

    Originally posted by mboppe View Post
    On our windows 2003 (active/passive )cluster type the system log is getting filled up with error.

    Event ID: 55
    Source: Ntfs
    Version: 5.2
    Symbolic Name: IO_FILE_SYSTEM_CORRUPT_WITH_NAME
    Message: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume %2.

    I ran chkntfs on the corrupted drive came up with a message saying that their is corrupt file in one of folder.It says to run chkdsk but I can't do that becuase chkdsk would dismount the drive which I can't do.and I can't delete the corrupted file.
    I think you'll need to chkdsk /f and fix the problem.

    Can you not schedule it in along with your preventative maintenance??

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      Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

      I can't afford to have downtime

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        Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

        Originally posted by mboppe View Post
        I can't afford to have downtime
        Well your in a right tricky situation then i'm afraid.

        Without downtime you won't be able to check the disks further for other issues.

        Why can't you afford downtime?? Sirely you have a spare couple of hours each month to do PM work on the servers??

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          Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

          Originally posted by mboppe View Post
          I can't afford to have downtime
          Originally posted by Event Log
          Message: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume %2.
          With the drive corrupt and nobody using it, it's down ANYWAY. Surely it's better to CHKDSK /X it (which dismounts it but leaves the rest of the server running) and then remount it when it's healthy?


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            Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

            Yesterday night I did a failover on our cluster.Took a while to get back the corrupt drive online.Once its back I was able to delete the corrupt folder.To check the drive is okay. I ran chkntfs on drive and it came up saying that the drive is fine.Before deleting the corrupt folder I was getting the error message saying that drive is dirty run chkdsk. I assuming that the problem is fixed.Any comments on this.

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            • #7
              Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

              Originally posted by mboppe View Post
              Yesterday night I did a failover on our cluster.Took a while to get back the corrupt drive online.Once its back I was able to delete the corrupt folder.To check the drive is okay. I ran chkntfs on drive and it came up saying that the drive is fine.Before deleting the corrupt folder I was getting the error message saying that drive is dirty run chkdsk. I assuming that the problem is fixed.Any comments on this.
              Yeah - run CHKDSK.


              Tom
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              Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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              • #8
                Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

                Have you use FSUTIL from the Console to check the drive?
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                • #9
                  Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

                  How to use fsutil. I don't want to use it unless its completly safe to run.

                  Questions
                  Does this dismount the drive.
                  How long would it take.
                  Does that affect the performance of the server

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                  • #10
                    Re: Corrupt file on a Drive

                    Go to the Console/Command Prompt and type fsutil. Google has a bit of reading about the utility as well.

                    NOTHING will happen if you type the command and press ENTER. (Well it didn't for me)
                    1 1 was a racehorse.
                    2 2 was 1 2.
                    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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