SBS Problem with NTFS flagging data drive 'dirty' and causing people to be unable to save there
Posted on 2011-10-17
Hi, on sporadic occasions (once in the last 4 weeks and 3 times in the week prior) our data drive flags as dirty and we then have problems saving data onto there (and i worry that we may be losing data too). When a chkdsk /x is performed various error messages are raised and none are consistently present, sometimes problems with MFT, sometimes security descriptors.
The discs are 15k SAS used in RAID 10 on PERC 5i with a hot spare.
I had a similar problem a lot of years ago and it turned out to be extremely long path/name combinations so i exported a 'dir' command of the entire disk and used excel to display the total length of the path/title and sort them by this length. I renamed or deleted anything which was greater than 180 characters but in this case it has not helped.
Does anyone have any help they can share please?