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  • Further to my recent posts regarding inability to access shared folders on my server, and a hard disk failing,
    finally the hard disk failed, or so it seemed.
    I removed through the console, rebooted the server, everything ok, files fortunately are not missing
    there aren't any file conflicts.
    I physically removed the disk, put in my vista pc, fired it up, the disk is ok and recognizable at once.
    The folders of course are hidden, no problem there, you can access them, run diagnostic tests, it passed all of them, active ahrd disk monitor says disk health 57%.
    Here comes the critical question: Should I try putting it back to the server and see how things will go?
    Or should I rma it?

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:28 PM

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  • Furthermore, the disk is a Seagate 250gb. Approximately 200gb of data is stored in it.
    Should I try to recover them in another external or internal hdd, since my server doesn't seem that it's missing any files?
    BTW, I don't imply anything regarding Seagate. I used to be a fan of them, till recently that 3 had died. This is the fourth. Ok, still bleeding!!
    Thereby, I bought several WD, AND PRAYING.

    GREETINGS FROM aTHNES,


    Andreas
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:47 PM
  • I came up with an idea, why this is probably happenning.
    iS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT THESE ARE DUPLICATE FILES,
    CAUSE i WENT THROUGH A COUPLE OF THEM
    AND IT SEEMS THAT THEY ALREADY EXIST ON THE SERVER STORAGE POOL.
    oK, I need your advice regarding necessity of retrieving this disk's data

    I appreciate.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:56 PM
  • I would copy the files off that drive to other storage and RMA it.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:02 PM
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  • Considering this is done, what about these files afterwards,
    do I have to copy them back to their original location in the server?
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:07 PM
  • You said you're not experiencing any file conflicts, so I would say no. Just copy them aside for safekeeping until you've had a chance to do more than a cursory check. :)
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:09 PM
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