Failover Cluster Manager says Chkdsk scan needed on a volume

James Yang 1 Reputation point
2021-03-16T19:52:36.843+00:00

Good afternoon,

I noticed one day that FCM says that a chkdsk scan is needed on a very large volume that is used for a very large database. I ran chkdsk (no switches) and it came out clean. DBCC CheckDB (offloaded) came out clean as well as DBCC CheckDB with Physical_Only (on prod server). I'm not sure how to satisfy FCM's chkdsk scan needed "alert". I thought running chkdsk (no switches) would've done it, but it didn't.

What needs to happen to make FCM happy?

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  1. Vincent D. Presogna 1 Reputation point
    2021-03-16T21:28:36.367+00:00

    Try chkdsk /scan, and then chkdsk /spotfix

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  2. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,971 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-17T05:37:18.79+00:00

    Hi JamesYang-2037,

    Could you please provide a screenshot of the error message?
    After running chkdsk, does the error still show up?
    You can run the Cluster Validation Wizard to see if there are any error message.

    Best Regards,
    Amelia

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  3. James Yang 1 Reputation point
    2021-03-17T13:57:41.853+00:00

    78802-chkdskmsg.png

    Please find attached the screenshot of the message.

    I only ran chkdsk without any switches and the message still showed up.

    Cluster Validation on volumes would cause the volumes to go offline, correct? This database is critical to the company and has to be up. Is there another way?