Unable to backup system drive - suspect RAID driver?



KeithXP
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
I am tearing my hair out trying to bottom this out.

I have WinXP SP2 installed on the following hardware:

Athlon 64 (ASUS AV8 mainboard)

1 120Gb SATA disk, Primary partition (C:) and extended (D:) connected to
VIA SATA controller

2 160Gb SATA disks, RAID1 array connected to integrated Promise 20378
controller.


Both Retrospect 7 and NTBackup stick or fail (Retrospect in particular)
due to "Delayed Write Failure".

Using the Promise Array Manager (PAM) I have tried Enabling/Disabling

1. Disk write cache
2. Drive Write cache
3. Array Write Through / Write Back.

But nothing seems to fix the problem.


Can anyone give me a clue as to what the problem might be here? I just
know that while my pants are down with no backup, something ghastly will
happen soon...


thanks

Keith P.

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
"KeithXP" <dummyemail@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:OmZC6dLXFHA.3584@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I am tearing my hair out trying to bottom this out.
>
> I have WinXP SP2 installed on the following hardware:
>
> Athlon 64 (ASUS AV8 mainboard)
>
> 1 120Gb SATA disk, Primary partition (C:) and extended (D:) connected to
> VIA SATA controller
>
> 2 160Gb SATA disks, RAID1 array connected to integrated Promise 20378
> controller.
>
>
> Both Retrospect 7 and NTBackup stick or fail (Retrospect in particular)
> due to "Delayed Write Failure".
>
> Using the Promise Array Manager (PAM) I have tried Enabling/Disabling
>
> 1. Disk write cache
> 2. Drive Write cache
> 3. Array Write Through / Write Back.
>
> But nothing seems to fix the problem.
>
>
> Can anyone give me a clue as to what the problem might be here? I just
> know that while my pants are down with no backup, something ghastly will
> happen soon...
>
>
> thanks
>
> Keith P.
>

Where are you trying to backup to? That error is common with external
drives.

Kerry


Unable to backup system drive - suspect RAID driver?