Solved

san disk format problem

Posted on 2007-03-27
4
206 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
i have a hp san that was recently installed. its a fibre channel san. its attached to 3 servers, 2 are running 2000 server and 1 is running 2003. one the 2000 servers and the 2003 one are working fine. all the firmware and drivers are up to date. the server that is not working is displaying the following symptoms:

1 . drive is showing up in my computer and computer mgt
2. when i try and access it , it says it needs to be formatted
3. when i try and format it, if i use fat, it goes to 99% and then crashes out saying volume is too big (cos san disks are 200 Gb and of course fat cant support that)
4. when i us ntfs, it just says straight away that the format failed or could not be completed

any ideas???
0
Comment
Question by:mikeleahy
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
Icetoad earned 250 total points
ID: 18804668
blow away the virtual drive on the SAN and then recreate it, reattached to it, and format it then.

You could also attach to it from the other 2000 server, then format it with that server, disconnect from it and redirect it to the non-working 2000 server.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikeleahy
ID: 18809737
but all three servers are connected to it. when you go to a working server, the drive is there and accessible as I:   it even has a little data in it. so formatting it on another server would not do anything would it??
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikeleahy
ID: 18814227
hi
sorry. have just found out that there are three luns set up. one for each server. two of them are working ok but the last isnt. as i said earlier i cant format it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mikeleahy
ID: 18916589
this seems to be a problem with the server
0

Featured Post

Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

How to set-up an On Demand, IPSec, Site to SIte, VPN from a Draytek Vigor Router to a Cyberoam UTM Appliance. A concise guide to the settings required on both devices
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question