Bad Blocks + Bad System State on SBS 2008 Server
Posted on 2012-03-23
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?