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  • Hi guys, I'm looking for a little bit of help and advice.

    My WHS is giving me some confusing log messages, I've done a little searching but nothing definitive is coming up. I have recently added a new WD 2TB external USB2 drive into the storage pool, this seemed to behave and was fine for about 10 days,I then also added 2 WD 500GB external USB drives to the pool that were previously attached and being used but they were not added to the pool. This is where I think the issues started.

    The log file is filling up pretty quickly as the log messages are generated repeatedly and often.

    Here's is my spec :

    HP Proliant G115

    160GB System Drive (GB0160EAFJE)(Sata)(Internal)

    1TB Pool Drive (Samsung HD103SI)(Sata)(Internal)

    1TB Pool Drive (Samsung HD103SI)(Sata)(Internal)

    2TB Pool Drive (WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device)(USB)(External)

    500GB Pool Drive (WD5000AAV External USB Device)(USB)(External)

    500GB Pool Drive (WD5000AAV External USB Device)(USB)(External)

     

    All drives appear as Healthy in Server Storage and Disk Management (Purchased Add in) and appear to be reading and writing data to them correctly.

    log file name : qsm.083010.log

     

    [30/08/2010 00:00:00]
    TraceCleanup: discarding log C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\qsm.082110.log
    [30/08/2010 00:00:00 1450] Monitoring thread is checking disk @ c:\fs\6
    [30/08/2010 00:00:00 1450] Executing C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /C chkdsk.exe c:\fs\6 >"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\chkdsk_c__fs_6.log"
    Setting next snap for size history to 00:00:00 31/08/2010
    QueryObjects: Returning 6 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = GB0160EAFJE
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[System disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = SAMSUNG HD103SI
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Data disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = SAMSUNG HD103SI
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Data disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[DE Secondary Volume] = 16
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[DE Secondary Volume] = 16
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    QueryObjects: Returning 18 objects
    QueryObjects: Returning 6 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = GB0160EAFJE
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[System disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = SAMSUNG HD103SI
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Data disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = SAMSUNG HD103SI
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Data disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 0
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[Secondary Volume 1] = 16
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    Attribute VolumeType[Secondary Volume 1] = 16
    Disk::QueryObjects ended (S_OK)
    QueryObjects: Returning 148 objects
    QueryObjects: Returning 6 objects
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = WD 5000AAV External USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD 5000AAV External USB Device] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[System disk] = GB0160EAFJE
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[System disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[System disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[System disk] = 1
    Attribute Hidden[System disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = SAMSUNG HD103SI
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Data disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Data disk] = SAMSUNG HD103SI
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Data disk] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Data disk] = ATA
    Attribute QRole[Data disk] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Data disk] = 0
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 0
    Attribute ManufactureName[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device
    Attribute LocationDisplayName[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = NULL
    Attribute BusType[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = USB
    Attribute QRole[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 2
    Attribute Hidden[Unknown disk WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device] = 0

    and it just keeps repeating the same entries over and over.

     

    Additional Info.

    After adding these new USB drives to the storage pool, naturally I wanted to copy lots of data to it. I copied about 800gb of data to the WHS storage pool, left it copying and went to bed. The following morning the WHS machine had run out of space on the System drive. I investigated and found that there was a very large chkdsk log file that had filled the drive up and was currently in excess of 13GB !!

    the file name of the log file was : chkdsk_c__fs_5.log

    It started like this :

    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    10 percent complete. (549 of 77925 index entries processed)
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    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 19948.
    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 19948.
    12 percent complete. (2492 of 77925 index entries processed)
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    Carried on like this.


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    and on and on.

    322827 percent complete. (311733311 of 77925 index entries processed)
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    At which point I entered the room in the morning, realised what was happening, rebooted the PC, and copied the log file over to another PC to inspect it. Incidentally not an easy task just in itself, 13gb log files are not easy things to read. I did find the following free program that coped fantastially with opening and reading this huge log file. LargeTextFile . Since rebooting the PC, the chkdsk log has not returned, presumably because chkdsk has not run again.

    I have not manually run chkdsk because I want to get to the bottom of the qsm log before trying again, as I'm concerned that it will just repeat the generation of a very large log file.

    Any idea's, help or advice very much appriciated. Thank you.

     

    • Edited by Gunzta Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:50 AM
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:30 PM

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  • chkdsk has just run again, and the same problem, massive log file.

    here is the first part of the log file, that I think is relevant.

     

     

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is DATA.
    
    WARNING! F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
    
    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
     0 percent complete. (0 of 35472 file records processed)  
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    103547235472              
    35472 file records processed.         
    
    File verification completed.
    10 percent complete. (1 of 8 large file records processed) 
    1088              
    8 large file records processed.       
    
    1000              
    0 bad file records processed.        
    
    1000              
    0 EA records processed.         
    
    1000              
    0 reparse records processed.        
    
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
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    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 19948.
    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 19948.
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    and then it just continues to count up in percentages to the point where I rebooted the PC again.

     

    27219 percent complete. (26294968 of 77988 index entries processed)  
    27219 percent complete. (26294969 of 77988 index entries processed) 

     

    I am thinking I should remove the 2 500GB USB drives.

     

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:29 AM
  • ok I removed the 2 500GB external USB drives, and then ran Ken's batch file from here : http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsfaq/thread/b5372407-1f24-4eff-9092-069c4b4f0cee

    This took the better part of 24hrs to complete, but didn't find any errors.

    Then about 30 mins ago, not long after completing Ken's batch file, WHS started the scheduled chkdsk task and has started dumping out a huge log file again. Its at 10gb at the moment, I will run out of space on the system drive again soon, as there's was only 13gb free to start with.

    Very confused, would really appriciate some helps here guys. :(

    How can I stop/interupt chkdsk when its running without getting any undesirable results ? Its just going to fill up the HD. Is there a safe way to abort the task ? I don't want to shut the process down in task manager, as it doesn't sound like it's a good idea.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:40 PM
  • Wow 27219 percent complete? That's a new one

    My guess is that chkdsk has gone into an infinite loop at this point. There's probably some corrupted data that chkdsk is stalled on. Might as well turn it off.

    At this point, I would try your drive manufacturer's drive tools to see if your disk can be fixed. If not, it might require a clean wipe. I wouldn't expect the disk to be reliable - would just avoid using it completely.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 6:28 PM
  • What version of the Windows Home Server components are reported in the console? You'll find this in the Settings page, on the Resources view.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, September 2, 2010 8:05 PM
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  • What version of the Windows Home Server components are reported in the console? You'll find this in the Settings page, on the Resources view.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Hi Ken, thanks for replying.

    Windows Home Server Console 6.0.2423.0

    Windows Home Server Backup & restore 6.0.2423.0

    Windows Home Server Drive Extender 6.0.2423.0

    Windows Home Server Remote Access 6.0.2423.0

    Windows Home Server Storage Manager 6.0.3039.0

    Friday, September 3, 2010 12:40 AM
  • Wow 27219 percent complete? That's a new one

    My guess is that chkdsk has gone into an infinite loop at this point. There's probably some corrupted data that chkdsk is stalled on. Might as well turn it off.

    At this point, I would try your drive manufacturer's drive tools to see if your disk can be fixed. If not, it might require a clean wipe. I wouldn't expect the disk to be reliable - would just avoid using it completely.


    Hi Evaders99, I am already copying the data off WHS to another machine in anticipation that I would have to do a clean install. 
    Friday, September 3, 2010 12:43 AM
  • Ok since I don't seem to have had a great deal of advice here, I'm going to replace the System HD with a Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM.

    I've moved all the data off to other PC's, what is the best proceedure here a fresh install and start again, or a repair ?

    Does WHS support 3 external USB drives correctly or am I best to only add 1 WD external USB Drive and ditch the smaller 500GB external USB drives ?

     

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:35 AM
  • USB drives: none of the above, if they're USB 2.0. USB isn't designed as a mass storage bus, and it's not good at it. In addition, inexpensive USB enclosures may cause all sorts of issues, including things like a drive suddenly dropping out of server storage. And major manufacturers may use inexpensive enclosures; there's really no way to tell in most cases.

    For your situation, I like the idea of buying 2 additional 2 TB drives. With your current storage architecture, you have (in round numbers) 5 TB of storage; at the end of this process you will have 6 TB of storage. Then:

    • Install a 2 TB drive as your system drive, and go through the server recovery process (takes a while, possibly days, as tombstones are rebuilt). Total server storage = 7 TB, no more than 5 in use.
    • Remove one of the internal 1 TB drives from server storage (takes a while), then uninstall it.
    • Install the second 2 TB drive into the server, and add it to server storage. Total Server storage = 8 TB.
    • Remove the other 1 TB drive from server storage, along with the 2 500 GB USB drives (takes a while). Total server storage = 6 TB.
    • Remove the external 2 TB drive from it's enclosure and install it internally (Note: presumes you have an appropriate connector).

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:05 PM
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