I have a Dell PE 840 with some pretty major issues. I got a call from my client on Monday that the email wasn't working. When I showed up on Monday the server was DOG slow. It took about an hour to get it to load SuperAntiSpyware and to try to do an update. I was planning on scanning it for viruses at the time. Finally I gave up and rebooted the server. I then decided to uninstall the SuperAntiSpyware since the version on there was pretty old and install the latest version. Once I did that, the server was lightening quick again and email was flowing. I thought we were all good. I did see in the following messages in the system log:
There was an unrecoverable disk media error during the rebuild or recovery operation: Physical Disk 0:0 Controller 0, Connector 0
There was an unrecoverable disk media error during the rebuild or recovery operation: Physical Disk 0:1 Controller 0, Connector 0
I thought bad drive or drives. I looked in Dell's System Administrator at the physical disks and they show to be online and no failure predicted. Not being convinced, I downloaded and ran a Western Digital drive utility to check the drives. They checked out fine running a short test. I thought it may be a false message in the event log.
I got an email late Tuesday that they were still having email issues. I showed up on Wednesday morning and the server was up and running fine. The only person in the office and I sent some test emails from her account to me and from mine to hers. Also sent some to others in this company. All went fine. We figured it was a false alarm since the person complaining was actually using mobile me to check on their ipad. A config issue perhaps.
Wednesday evening I get another call that email has not worked since 11:00 am. For the life of me I can't figure out why email is having sporadic problems. I am in the process of making a backup of the mailstore and was thinking of booting to the mirror drive, but not sure that wil help since the event viewer is showing an error on that physical drive as well.
Any ideas or tips? The problem seems to be affecting email very sporadically.