File system error
Posted on 2013-11-20
On one of Our servers, (2003 R2) serving pc's and macs, several folders have turned into unreadable files. The Virtual server runs on a Vsphere 4.1 platform, but no other server on the datacenter is experiencing this.
The files in question were worked on and altered this weekend, but my backup from Friday also shows files, and not folders as they should be. That means the damage occured earlier and the folders were still accessible in the network after the damage. (probably by some kind of caching)
Yesterday the server was restarted because some files was not showing on afp-shares. The same files showed nicely when accessed from samba. The restart might have been the point in time where the mentioned folders turned inaccessible. Even from the local OS on the server, these folderes now appears as files, named like the folders. I suspect that services for macintosh might be the culprit.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I haven't run chkdsk, as I'm afraid this may permanently alter the folders (files) and ruin my possibilities of recovery.