Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Bad Blocks + Bad System State on SBS 2008 Server

Posted on 2012-03-23
3
Medium Priority
?
726 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-28
Good day everyone,

I have run in to a bit of an issue and I hoping someone here has an idea on where to go from here.

I have a new client who has a single 2008 Small Business Server which is, for lack of a better term, failing.
Currently they have a server with a RAID 1 configuration which recently had one drive fail. After receiving the new drive and having it installed it came up as failed as well, this was due to the drive-sync failing. It turns out the "good" drive has lots of bad blocks/drive corruption.
To make matters worse, the company has been backing up files but not system-state data and attempts to back up system-state data at this point have been met with failure.

My thought is to transfer their settings over to a new SBS 2008 server, however I do not know if that is feasible with system state not being available (hangs on Shadow Copy).

Before I do something irreversible, can this be transferred with System State possibly being damaged?

Thank you,
0
Comment
Question by:Opytk
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:meko72
ID: 37757535
I would look into Jeff Middletons Swing It migration.

http://www.sbsmigration.com/
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Geodash
Geodash earned 750 total points
ID: 37758687
I would get a GOOD backup before trying anything. You can get a free 30 day trial of storage craft and offload an "imaged" backup fast to another server.

http://www.storagecraft.com/

This backup can be virtualized and stay intact and usable as a virtual machine while you are figuring out their array.

The reason I say this is I had a VERY similar situation and it worked flawless for me.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
meko72 earned 750 total points
ID: 37760064
Why dont you bring in the new server and join it to the domain and run DCPROMO
Setup the exchange and forklift the exchange dataase over. This away you can preserve the AD
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let's recap what we learned from yesterday's Skyport Systems webinar.
Transferring FSMO roles is done when an admin wants to split roles between certain Domain Controllers or the Domain Controller holding the Roles has been forcefully demoted using dcpromo / forceremoval
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question