Domino 8.5.3 running on Dell servers attached to RDM IBM SAN with disk problems
Posted on 2013-01-10
Our problem is that our domino databases keep becoming corrupt. Not all of them, just a few at a time. Domino will report that it cannot read the database, and then in the filesystem we can see that the DB is 0 bytes.
This all started about 3 weeks ago, and the first corrupt DB showed up after we upgrade to the latest version of BE from 12.5 We've worked a lot with Symantec and haven't gotten anywhere, we've removed the remote agent from the Domino server and still corruption occurs.
We were running Domino Defrag but we've since disabled that.
We've sent SAN diagnostics to IBM and they didn't say anything was wrong.
The domino server is running on Server 2008 R2 vm with the operating system on a C:, the D: is a Raw Device Mapping to another dedicated SAN array.
This was working perfectly for 6 months or so in this setup without a hitch...
We are perplexed as to what can cause this, and we aren't getting anywhere with our vendors.
I'm looking for advice on what to investigate and whether anyone else is running Domino in this way successfully.
FYI, last reboot of the virtual domino server triggered Checkdisk and it said it found a lot of empty space that was marked as allocated...I'm guessing those are the DBs dissappearing.