2nd Hard Drive present but not added RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ive reset the server back to the original factory defaults. The operating system has reloaded and the server is back online.

    I noticed folder duplication is not active and so went to server storage in the console to find the 2nd drive is 'not added' under status. The options I have at the top of the console is to remove the drive.

    Any ideas on what I can do to get the drive back working with duplication?

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 1:34 PM


  • Hello,
    strange, that a not added drive can only be removed. Did you really click the drive before checking the available options?
    If this was not the reason, try following:
    • Remove the disk via console.
    • After that login to your WHS directly, open a command prompt and perform following commands (given you have no important data stored on the disk any more):

    list disk (figure out, which disk is the disk you wish to reintegrate, could have drive letter E:)
    select disk x (instead of the x enter the number you spotted in the line before)
    clean (this removes all information written to the selected disk)

    Maybe a reboot would be a good idea now, after that try to add the disk again in the console.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 2:33 PM