iSCSI LUN share between Windows 2003/2008 corrupting files.
Posted on 2011-09-19
In our haste to get a failed server up and running we have managed to get two separate servers talking to the same LUN on a storage device with disastrous results. Both a WIndows 2003 server and Windows 2008R2 server are connected to the same shares with the same security. This has caused some kind of discrepency that now has files unreadable or corrupted, some by one, but not the other and vice versa. We have tried committing to one server or the other, but files end up missing, or unreadable. Currently all users access through Windows 2008R2 mapping, while the temporary Win2003 server remains connected, but not accessed.
The backups may not be of any use, as they were pointing to files they couldn't read.
It seems like everytime I "touch" a file, from one server or the other, the file becomes corrupted. I'm assuming there's something very wrong about 2003/2008R2 both connected to the same folder share?
I'm in real trouble with this one gang. Lost files, corrupted data, no backup...
I did run a chkdsk on the Win 2008 server and that only seemed to make matters worse. I've left out many details, and specifics, just because I'm not even sure where to begin or where the problem lies.