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Topic # 58464 12-Mar-2010 16:09
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Just a hypothetical question at the moment, but how does WHS cope with a failure of the system disk ? And the system disk would also contain some folder duplication  ....

I found this on homeserverland.com, and 'tis a bit disconcerting .. any real life experiences out there ?

Quote:   WHS can not gracefully handle the failure of the system disk (which mine died two days ago).      I've found that replacing the system disk to be something that is far harder and more difficult than need be -- and something that may cause you to loose access to  your data (unless you regularly backup your WHS server).

             I know about and tried the "Server Restore" method to reinstall WHS on a new system disk. Iit went through the restore process,  but left me without any access to the undamaged data drives. They are recognized in WHS Console as Server Storage, with the correct total capacity. However, Explorer shows only the data partition of the system disk (~450GB) as the D drive. The 5TB of storage that should have been "recovered" is no where to be found. The USER directories are all listed, but empty.

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  Reply # 306681 12-Mar-2010 16:23
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It works just fine. I have done it a few times. You don't have access to the shared folders until you install the network drivers because the access is through the network subsystem. The data is still there though.

Obviously that person missed that little bit of detail...




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  Reply # 306717 12-Mar-2010 18:28
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Yeah I have used it too. Not in anger as it was but just pulled the system disk out and put in a different disk.
Of course anything that is NOT duplicated is at high risk but all duplicated data was fine.







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  Reply # 307354 15-Mar-2010 12:08
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Thanks folks, my faith in WHS hasn't been misguided ... time to pop in another terrabyte drive .. :-)




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