Data Store corruption issue
Posted on 2013-06-11
I am facing a tough issue. Today morning, we started a Citrix Server which was shutdown due to some reason few days back. Once the server started, it's IMA service was not starting. On further check I found mfcom service is going to a starting stage. I did everything possible. But, I could not get that started. I tried to switch on another shutdown server, faced the same issue. I tried another (3rd) server to run "chfarm". It could go out of the farm, but while joining back, I found, it is asking the user name and password of our SQL Datastore instance.Once I put them, in the next stage, it identified the server and database and even on check it passed successfully.
But in the last stage, it does not finally connect to the data store and states username and password mismatch. I tried several times. Finally I tried to use Citrix Administrator u id and password, it accepts the credential. But in the next step it does not come out of the farm. I, then, forcefully taken out the server from the farm from Citrix DSC.
Now when I tried to connect the same server to my old farm again, it can not start IMA server.
I suspect, Datastore corruption. Our rest of the servers in the farm running fine because ( I Suppose) of the local host cache. The problem occurs only when we start a shutdown server or reboot a server.
Am I correct in my assumption?
If yes, what should I do in the next step. We have weekly data store backup. Should I go ahead and Create a new datastore in another SQL server and restore our old backup there? How tough it would be? If I succeed in that, is there an easy way to update dsn file on all the Citrix Server?