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Using chkdsk on dpm volume RRS feed

  • Question

  • When using: chkdsk \\?\Volume{e47b6534-a8a9-11e0-8710-0016358031fd} /f, it will fail. The result is message "cannot open volume for  direct access".

    When using fsutil dirty query \\?\Volume{e47b6534-a8a9-11e0-8710-0016358031fd} the result is message "Error: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect"

    Is it possible to do a chkdsk on this volume during boot, and how to do this. Or what syntax error is there in the fsutil command?

    Thanks for your reply

    Friday, September 23, 2011 6:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You should not use chkdsk on a DPM volume.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399661.aspx

    Do not run chkdisk on DPM replica and recovery point volumes. Chkdsk causes the volumes to dismount, and if data is written to the replica volume while the recovery point volume is dismounted, it might cause a complete loss of recovery points.

    Thanks,

    Marc

    • Proposed as answer by BuchatechMVP Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by mheijkant Friday, September 30, 2011 8:10 PM
    Friday, September 23, 2011 8:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You should not use chkdsk on a DPM volume.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399661.aspx

    Do not run chkdisk on DPM replica and recovery point volumes. Chkdsk causes the volumes to dismount, and if data is written to the replica volume while the recovery point volume is dismounted, it might cause a complete loss of recovery points.

    Thanks,

    Marc

    • Proposed as answer by BuchatechMVP Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by mheijkant Friday, September 30, 2011 8:10 PM
    Friday, September 23, 2011 8:47 PM
  • Simply removed the concerning volume and started configured the backup again.
    Friday, September 30, 2011 8:10 PM