LUN Question (CHKDSK & Indexing)

From: Taylor, Chris David <>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:38:01 -0600
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We ran into an issue on our Windows 2003 server reporting incorrect filesystem space. I shutdown all our databases using the affected LUN and ran a CHKDSK /R on the LUN.

ChkDsk reported an error:
"The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 614 of name ."

Has anyone seen this? I'm assuming a CHKDSK cluster repair on a LUN drive should run normally as files are stored in clusters and the filesystem is NTFS. These are logical units of file storage. Is that a correct assumption?

ALSO, during this process, I noticed that "Allow Indexing" is turned on for the Oracle datafile drives. I've never noticed this before and would assume this indexing should be turned off?

The INDEXING SERVICE is disabled, so I'm not sure if the "Allow Indexing" option even matters - my assumption is that it does not when the indexing service is disabled. Would this be correct?


Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Office: 615-517-3355
Cell: 615-354-4799

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