Ping response but can't get to server. Just need some advice
All last week I had a downed disk (virtual tape) drive. So my backups wouldn't run. Last saturday (this current one) I finally got it fixed and watched the staging process begin (YEAY!!). Ok so I come in today and I try to access the server but nothing. If I do I ping I get a response; it's low but it's a response. The server itself appears to be busy and when I try remote desktop it times out. Should I be concerned? I can't get into networker to check the status of anything. Is it possible the backups are running so heavy (I know after a week of nothing it will want to do full backups of all my servers) that I can't get in? Should I just let it run? Thanks
Re: Ping response but can't get to server. Just need some advice
well when I tried to get back into my remote session again I saw 'delayed write failure' so I went to restart the server and .. yep, disk array had a failed disk so that is what the issue was. Your guys' help is the best so thanks for all of the things to check; I wrote them down Now to part two of my backups are fubar!