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Chkdsk on SnapShot Volume 1

Hello,

I have this NTFS error in my system log on my SBS 2003......

Does anyone have any idea what this might indicate and does anyone know how I am supposed to run CHKDSK on the "SnapShot\Volume1"?

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\DF2K_SnapShot\Volume1.

Thanks
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
From an elevated command prompt, type:

vssadmin list shadows

You will probably see the snapshot there.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
In case you have never used vssadmin before, here is the white paper on it:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754968%28WS.10%29.aspx

DrUltima
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macwalker1Author Commented:
Thanks DrUltima,

Never had to use Elevated Command Prompt before....guess this is another new one one me.  Since running the CHKDSK on VOL "E" recently, I've not seen any NTFS errors but I am getting this one.

This evening I'll be running a defrag as you suggested a couple of weeks ago.  I started it once but had to stop due to the "doc" needing to work while out of town.  So I've made all aware that it will be running tonight.

Do you think defrag will have any impact here?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I would run CHKDSK /f before running defrag. If you have problems with file system and run defrag without fixing them then you can make things worse.
Start command line type there CHKDSK x:/f where X is your volume.
Actually it is good idea to check all the volumes from time to time with CHKDSK.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
If you have a good backup, you may want to clear out your shadow copies.  By doing this you will free up disk space and make the defrag run more smoothly.  You can selectively delete them:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc788026%28WS.10%29.aspx

Remember that the more free space you have, the better your results and the faster it will happen.

DrUltima
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
noxcho,

You are correct, but this is a continuation of http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_26874017.html (in which it was already run).

DrUltima
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macwalker1Author Commented:
JUst did a backup last night and another will kick off for this server tonight at 6 eastern.  Thought I would do this AFTER the back up for tonight.  

In fact did a restore from last nights backup earlier today...seems someone is ALWAYS freakin' deleting something!

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macwalker1Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay in awarding here.  I've not moved on this as this is being handed off to another entity.  Won't be my responsibility soon.  Thanks for all your help.
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