Cluster Shared Volume Diagnostics

This is the second blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will go over diagnostics. We assume that reader is familiar with the previous blog post that explains CSV components and different CSV IO modes http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2013/12/02/10473247.aspx Is Direct IO on this Volume Possible? Let’s assume you have created… Read more

Event ID 5120 in System Event Log

When conducting backups of a Windows Server 2012 or later Failover Cluster using Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), you may encounter the following event in the System event log: Log Name:  System Source:  Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering Event ID:  5120 Task Category: Cluster Shared Volume Level:  Error Description:  Cluster Shared Volume ‘VolumeName’ (‘ResourceName’) is no longer available on this… Read more

How to Run ChkDsk and Defrag on Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a layer of abstraction on either the ReFS or NTFS file system (which is used to format the underlying private cloud storage). Just as with a non-CSV volume, at times it may be necessary to run ChkDsk and Defrag on the file system. In this blog, I am going to… Read more