Disk Repair - NTFS File System Problem
Posted on 2008-01-29
I have several ESX servers attached to several sans. A tech was on site installing new hardware when he accidentally unplugged one san. When the san came back up two drives had failed. This caused two extents to be down. Our vmfs files are stored across multiple extents, so when the servers came back up they could read and write to part of their disk (vmfs file). No big deal for all but one server, our primary file server. Now there are files that I can only describe as being half written to the disk (vmfs file).
For instance, a certain file will not display in the explorer window but if I try to name a new file to the name of the file that should be there, I get this error "Cannot rename FILENAME: A file with the name you specified already exists. Specify a different file name.
If I go to DOS and run the dir command the file does not display but if I type part of the name and press tab it auto completes the file name (of the file that is half there).
If I mount the server share from a macintosh using afp I cannot see the file. If I mount it using smb I can see the file and even open it but cannot delete it, it says it is locked.
I tried running chkdsk /F but it doesn't find any errors.
Creating a new volume and moving all the files over to it is the very last thing I want to do.
Thanks for your help