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  • 1.  chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Aug 04, 2011 07:24 AM

    Hello,

    during a copy with SCP I got:

    [...]

    vmware-3.log                                                                          100%   86KB  86.1KB/s   00:00
    vmware-4.log                                                                          100%  224KB 223.6KB/s   00:00

    RacNode2_11.2-flat.vmdk                                                                51%   13GB   0.0KB/s - stalled -

    RacNode2_11.2/RacNode2_11.2-flat.vmdk: Input/output error
    RacNode2_11.2.vmdk                                                                    100%  500     0.5KB/s   00:00

    [...]

    so it looks like the local VMFS filesystem is damaged - or even worse - the local disk. Is there any way to check the local filesystem/disk like chkdsk can do it in other OS?

    I am NOT looking for a way to check vmdk files using vmkfstools. I want to check the local VMFS file system on the ESXi server itself.

    Please help.

    Regards,

    Robert



  • 2.  RE: chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Aug 04, 2011 08:23 AM

    There is no chkdsk command for general consumption. If you have an issue like this contact support, you don't want to play around with a shared volume that holds multiple workloads.

    Duncan

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  • 3.  RE: chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Aug 04, 2011 04:16 PM

    Just to make sure. The VM was powered off (flat-vmdk not in use) while copying the files!?

    André



  • 4.  RE: chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Aug 05, 2011 11:34 AM

    Hello,

    yes, indeed. VM was powered off. Any idea on the filesystem check?

    Robert



  • 5.  RE: chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Aug 05, 2011 12:10 PM

    Sorry, no there's nothing that I would know of that's available.

    I'd suggest you follow Duncan's recommendation and call VMware Support with this issue.

    André



  • 6.  RE: chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Mar 12, 2012 01:28 PM

    Hi, i have the same error, did you solve this problem?

    if so, could you tell me how to fix it.

    Thanks



  • 7.  RE: chkdsk equivalent for servers own vmfs filesystem?

    Posted Mar 14, 2012 09:53 AM

    Hi,

    no, I did not really solve it. I downloaded this file with vsphere instead and this worked however. I kept the old file as kind of dummy file to never touch those blocks again. As I never had issues again with this disk and filesystem this worked for me and even now.

    Robert