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Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

On a fairly new installed Dell Netware 6.7 server, a few users received an error yesterday that sounded like the server is having a problem reading the hard drive.

The server has four hd's installed with a Perc card that forms a raid 5 drive. The server is entirely Dell and is three months old.

The workstations are Win XP. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to best detertmine if there are bad sectors or a failing drive causing this problem?

Thanks,

Tony
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Re: Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

Tony-g,
> On a fairly new installed Dell Netware 6.7 server, a few users received
> an error yesterday that sounded like the server is having a problem
> reading the hard drive.
>

And the error was? Please post the complete error code. Also, there is no
such thing as 6.7. I assume you mean 6.5.7, ie 6.5 SP7

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tony-g Absent Member.
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Re: Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

Yes, you are correct with the version: 6.5 SP7

The error was Err I90, Diak Hardware Error
Ms-Dos error 4000665

I've never seen this before.

I'm not sure of any utiklity like Norton's Utilities can be run on the F drive?

Thanks,

Tony
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Re: Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

Tony-g,
> The error was Err I90, Diak Hardware Error
> Ms-Dos error 4000665


Was that on a workstation? What type of app?

> I've never seen this before.
>
> I'm not sure of any utiklity like Norton's Utilities can be run on the
> F drive?
>

No, and there is absolutely no need to. The error above does point to
other issues. Most likely a misbehaving application.

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tony-g Absent Member.
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Re: Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

Yes, that was from an old app the users run.

I appreciate the help.

Just for future, how do I determine the health of the raid assembly from a Netware standpoint?

Thanks,

Tony
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Re: Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

Which PERC controller do you have?

Some of the LSI-based controllers, had an NLM named dellmgr that's included
with the drivers supplied by Dell.
This NLM emulates the BIOS setup for the RAID controller and lets you look
at the array.
I don't know if that's applicable to the newer SAS controllers

Adaptec-based controllers had a similar NLM named fastcli, but that usually
is not included with the installation and has to be tracked down in the
support CD from Dell or from their website.
Again, I'm not sure the fastcli works with all Adaptec-based RAID
controllers

Grant

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> I appreciate the help.
>
> Just for future, how do I determine the health of the raid assembly
> from a Netware standpoint?
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> Thanks,
>
> Tony
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Re: Disk Problem on Netware 6.7 server

Tony-g,
> Just for future, how do I determine the health of the raid assembly
> from a Netware standpoint?


In general terms, all RAID-controllers present and error-free disk to
the OS. So you have to rely on the manufacturer's untilities to check
RAID health.

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