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Running Seatools on WHS


steveowens
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So HP Support thinks that the reason I am having issues with my Backup Database is that I have a corrupt disc in the DE pool that is not showing as corrupt.

 

All of the drives are Seagate drives. Is there a way to run a tool like Seatools on WHS to check the discs? If not Seatools, what other tools would do the job to check the discs?

 

Steve

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yep, SpinRite. You will have to use the WHSv1 Remove Disk feature to remove the drive from the pool. Then, connect the drive (via SATA or eSATA) to a spare computer (you have one of those, right?) and boot up SpinRight. Run it at level 4. Be warned: large drives take a long time. For example, most 2TB drives seem to take around 210 hours, longer if there are real problem areas on the drive.

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If the sectors are very bad that's true. But level 4 can find problems that level 2 cannot. Since the drive would be reformatted if put back into the WHS, I didn't see any harm in thoroughly checking the drive out. I do usually use level 2 for data recovery, since it doesn't put as much stress on the drive :)

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