Today something strange happened to one of my 3 Windows 2008R2 Servers, strange isn't the work really!
It failed its backup to disk last night,
I had errors every 5 or so seconds saying there was no space left on for Active Directory Database, this also refered to only one user, which didn't really stand out for any reason apart from a tweak with SIMS earlier on todo with logins...
Another message suggested it had stopped replicating.
All pointing to a pretty unhappy DC!
Anyway space was ok, around 20GB min free on each..
I gave it a restart as planned anyway today after installing some updates.
On coming back to life, I got recovery mode for Server.. and a quick flash of a blue screen.
The DC is my 2nd DNS, DHCP, my only WSUS, WDS and a couple of other roles.
1. Restore from backup, demote and promote DC
2. Build a new one and use this opportunity to implement a 2012 server well I'm at it, maybe to a spare VM the old DC for some of the setting etc.
3. New install of 2008 and play it safe?
Id be interested to hear your suggestions, right now I would be hoping on the backup route to be honest.
This is a worst case scenario assuming I cannot get the old DC working tomorrow.
Thanks in advance!
Press F8 at Startup and disable auto restart on failure to see what error the BSOD gives you.
You need to establish whether it's hardware related, irrelevant if it's a virtual instance or not (depending on your setup).
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