Server Crash during File Transfers
Posted on 2006-05-03
Laast night i was making copies of large amounts of files on to external hard drives ready to put them onto tapes during the day today.
I was using:
Dell Poweredge 2800 Server: 4 X 3.8GHZ Xeon's, 6GB Ram (6 X 1GB), 5 X 146GB Hard Drives (Raid 0), USB2 Ports
Operating System: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Removable hard drive: Packard Bell Store and save 400 (400GB) USB2
User Acount: Domain administrator
When I was transfering files from the server to the external hard drive, every time i transfered over 1GB of data at a time, the server crashed and had to be rebooted... the only exception to this being our exchange server databased, which transfered easily.
I had to run nearly 300 seperate transfers in the end which left me working until 9pm when i should have left at 5.30. Any ideas on how i can get the transfers to work???
I was doing a standard windows drag and drop, the hard drive had been freshly formatted and has been tried, tested and worked in the past.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated so i dont have to stay late tonight.
I have already checked event viewer and the only error message shown was that "explorer.exe terminated unexpectidly" and the event ID given basically ays the server had crashed and needed a reboot *talk about news flash*