Originally Posted by gmd024
Glad to hear you're WHS is 'back'...
Hopefully you have 'duplication' set on your WHS...
And good luck on your 2Tb HDD search...
It was good while it lasted, but this AM the EX490 was unresponsive again. Mapped drives were unavailable, MSS Icon greyed out, etc, so could not even start Console.
After a hard reboot, it woke up, sort of, enough to let me RDP in and then start Console and task manager from inside the RDP link. SMART now reports 25 bad sectors/reallocations and 448 pending bad sectors on disc 0. Still no mapped drives or nomal access.
While I watched, first task manager then console halted, so now the RDP session is frozen. Think I'll just unplug the box and let it sit until a new drive is in hand. May have to make a trip today to the big blue and yellow box store to get an emergency replacement.
I am no HD expert but my guess is that sectors are failing faster than the OS can fix them by reallocation, and enough of them are in the OS partition that it is not able to reliably start or run all needed services. Funny thing is, SMART still says drive failure is not predicted!
Out of curiosity, why isn't the system partition also duplicated in a std WHS install? Or even better, why doesn't the OS reside in its own SS HDD or on-board RAM, and not co-habitate with the data files?
Yes, all file folders in use had duplication set, so I know the data is safe, just can't get to it for now. Annoying because all the house music, video, photos, and documents are there. Copies exist elsewhere but not all in one place, so it's awkward.
Thanks for the advice on non-AF drives. For today I may have to take what they have in stock at ..... but I will search online for a pair of 2TB drives.
Questions: if I remove disc 1 from the 490 case, is it a std NTFS format so I could temporarily install it in the office desktop? If I do that without first properly removing it from the pool, will there be any consequences? (don't know if the 490 will be responsive enough to let me do that in Console). And if I later reinstall the former disk 1 back in the 490 case once the OS is stable again, will it think it's new and format it? I'd like to avoid having to rebuild the data from the original sources, and if disc 0 is replaced, the only full copy would be on disc 1 (it's only populated with two 1 TB drives now.)
Maybe I'm better off just leaving disc 1 where it is, and let WHS do the rebuild in the background once disc 0 is replaced and the OS restored?