Stopping "Remove a Hard Drive" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    hope for some help here.

    Have bad block on one of my hard drives and started removal of that drive. All folders are duplicated.

    Half way through the removal process the "green line" has come to a hault - hasn't moved for 12 hours. Even viewer keeps reporting the bad block. What to do? Thought of just shutting down the system. Any risks to that? Any other suggestion?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 4:12 PM


  • You can shutdown the server, unplug the drive and then restrat the server.
    But you risk loosing files that are not duplicated, INCLUDING your backup database.

    Best to let it run until it finishes as this is the easiest way to save as many files as possible.
    Because the drive has problems, reading fles from the drive may take longer then usual. I had a 2T drive that toke more then 48 hours to remove it succesfully

    - Theo.

    No home server like Home Server
    • Marked as answer by hauge48 Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:41 AM
    Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:38 PM