Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, lost database server with IMA database - what to do?
Posted on 2011-10-17
OK - I am working on a Citrix server farm (5 servers) where a separate server containing the IMA database suffered TWO hard drive failures at the same time. (so much for RAID 5) The server that died was also the backup server for the network.
I rebuilt the server and reloaded Backup Exec 12.5 and cataloged the last good backup cartridge. Backups were run on the server, but they did not have the SQL server agent on this server. It looks like backup exec just skips over the mdf and ldf files and doesn't even try to back them up.
If I look at the MF20.dsn file on one of the Citrix servers it looks like this:
On the server that had the database, under the Microsoft SQL Server folder in Program files, I see a folder named MSSQL$SQLLICENSES - but under the Data folder I do not see any recent .mdf or .ldf files named "Citrix".
The farm is running fine, people are logging in and running apps. However, nothing can be managed because the Access Management Console will not run.
I did some searches and it looks a if I need to reload Citrix and re-publish all the apps to get everything back 100%.
OR - is there a way to fix this without having to rebuild the farm. Am I looking in the right place for the database files?
Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.