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    Hi,
    I came across this strange problem at a client's place.
    Server Spefications
    ****************
    Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz
    Win 2000 Advanced Server SP4
    2 Gb Ram
    This server is used as a file server with a SONY AIT 50 GB Tape Drive
    Backup Software is Nova.
    i was checking the logs on the backup software and it told me
    a scheduled backup was not performed.
    The partition is C and D Drive.
    The D drive has daily backups taken. Size is more than 500 GB but
    only 100 GB is used.
    When i click on D drive it says file system structure on disk is corrupt and
    unusable,please run chkdsk utlity.
    In event viewer i see event id 55 and message file system structure is
    corrupt and unusable,run chkdsk utility.
    C drive holds the OS.
    The server is running 24 hours.
    So what is the best solution?
    can i run chkdsk on d drive,or before that should i backup.
    if i am not able to access d drive how can i backup?
    what are the steps to be taken?
    Please help.
    Thanks and regards,
    Spidey

  • #2
    Re: NTFS problem on 2000 server!

    > if i am not able to access d drive how can i backup?

    Make an image of that drive, using Ghost or similar software. In case chkdsk does not work you can always restore the image and ship the disk to a data recovery company.

    After you made the image, run chkdsk /f on it. It will probably come up fine. If not... reformat and install yesterdays backup. That's life.

    BTW, you might want to consider what caused this corruption. This is very rare, in my experience. Do you have some uncertified software on that server that might cause this? Or did you have some hard crashes?

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    • #3
      Re: NTFS problem on 2000 server!

      Originally posted by wkasdo
      > if i am not able to access d drive how can i backup?

      Make an image of that drive, using Ghost or similar software. In case chkdsk does not work you can always restore the image and ship the disk to a data recovery company.

      After you made the image, run chkdsk /f on it. It will probably come up fine. If not... reformat and install yesterdays backup. That's life.

      BTW, you might want to consider what caused this corruption. This is very rare, in my experience. Do you have some uncertified software on that server that might cause this? Or did you have some hard crashes?

      Hi,
      I believe that they had a hard disk crash before,but at that time they were handled by somebody else.
      i am able to access d drive so i better back it up,before i do a chkdsk on the drive.
      Thanks for the reply.
      Regards,
      Spidey

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