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Small Business Server 2003 problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by peetersjeff, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. peetersjeff

    peetersjeff Thread Starter

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    This pertains to Small Business Server on an XP system that is 2 years old.
    Found a "bad block" in my event view. The Disk Manager shows one of the raid drives with and exclamation point, but it shows healthy. I can right click and it shows I can reactivate it. I have never done this so would like to know what it will do.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Triple6

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    What RAID level were you running? Assuming RAID-1 it should re-activate the array.

    If you have a bad block you need to at least test the drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics to see if its a small number of bad sectors that can be isolated from use but you should think about replacing the drive before you experience data loss.
     
  3. peetersjeff

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    Thanks, it worked. All looks ok. It is set to defrag on Saturday's so it may do it again, next Saturday.

    Appreciate your reply.
     
  4. Triple6

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    Well if don't care about your data then you don't have to test or replace the drive...but most people would take some measures now.
     
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    I do intend to replace the drives. We do care about the data.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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