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Cannot disable write caching on SCSI Hard Drive?

Posted on 2008-06-14
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I am migrating to a new server for a client, and the Netlogon folder will not copy over.  The new server is a DELL Power Edge 2900 with a DELL Perc 6/i SCSI Disk.  The old Server is a DELL Power Edge 400SC.

I do not have RAID setup, just two partitions on the hard drive.

The new server will not let me disable write caching.  Under the option to disable write caching this message is displayed: 'This device does not allow its write cache setting to be modified'.

Ultimately, after reading the event logs, the replication of the Netlogon folder will not replicate to the new server because of this it seems.  I have tried to manually copy it over which did not work.


I have seen some posts on the net including Microsoft, which did little for me.  I need to find a way to disable write caching or to somehow get the Netlogon to replicate / copy over.  

VERY IMPORTANT!

Thanks for any help.
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by:pheidius
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Are you talking the gui level/ what about the bios? Can you disable it there?
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by:JFowlerjr
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GUI Level......I will try the BIOS....but first I am contacting DELL to ask why they would do this?  I will post back......please continue to aid in this question.  Thanks
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Per conversation with DELL - BIOS will not work.  You can only disable this through Open Management Software designed specifically for the RAID Controller.  They provided me with a how to doc....so we are attempting this now.  I will let you know how this turns out.
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good deal
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The installation of open management allowed me to turn off the write cache feature.  This corrected the problem and replication completed

thx for your help
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