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EX-485 - Looking for Suggestions

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katardrax

Hi All,

 

So this is the third post in the saga of my sick EX485. Rather than bore you with the history: For some reason, my server locked up a couple times and then started reporting errors. After several reboots, the server came up and reported by backup database corrupt and promptly deleted all of it. No problem. :-P The network status now reports that the drive WD15EARS-00Z5B1 has errors and should be repaired....laughable, because this is the drive model and I have 3 of them. I took the server down and ran Spinrite on all of them with no errors. I also ran a chkdsk on the DE volume, but after 10 days of a blinking blue light, I stopped it. I cannot remote desktop in (blank blue screen, but no login box) and the console opens, but no login.

 

My questions are: Is there anything I can do do repair this? Should I scrap the whole thing and rebuild?

 

KK

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diehard

Looks like a Server Recovery process is your best bet. It will not touch you data on the drive pool, but will delete your PC backups, which you already lost.

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ikon

but will delete your PC backups, which you already lost.

Unless, as a faithful HSS listener and poster, you have your backups, er, backed up ;)

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efmrrt

Unless, as a faithful HSS listener and poster, you have your backups, er, backed up ;)

 

:unsure: My backups are on the EX495. I haven't gotten to back them up yet. I know I'm playing with fire on this. Not to hijack the thread, but how is the best way to back up the server with 4 TB of data.

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ikon

:unsure: My backups are on the EX495. I haven't gotten to back them up yet. I know I'm playing with fire on this. Not to hijack the thread, but how is the best way to back up the server with 4 TB of data.

I don't think anything can beat online backup, but you have to have enough internet bandwidth to handle the load, which I don't. So, I have an external 4-bay drive enclosure that I use to hold a copy of the data from my WHS drive pool. I also have a drive dock attached to my WHS that I back up to every night and take offsite every morning. I use RoboCopy for all the backups. Once I have a WHS 2011 server set up, I will likely use the built in backup to back up just the system drive.

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jazzerjay

I don't think anything can beat online backup, but you have to have enough internet bandwidth to handle the load, which I don't. So, I have an external 4-bay drive enclosure that I use to hold a copy of the data from my WHS drive pool. I also have a drive dock attached to my WHS that I back up to every night and take offsite every morning. I use RoboCopy for all the backups. Once I have a WHS 2011 server set up, I will likely use the built in backup to back up just the system drive.

 

 

I like to copy to my DROBO by using ROBOcopy as I have the same "problem" with that much data as well. ;)

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ikon

This is going

 

 

I like to copy to my DROBO by using ROBOcopy as I have the same "problem" with that much data as well. ;)

It's about to get a lot easier for me now that my Lian-Li EX-503Bs have arrived :D

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