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Win2k3 server randomly moving files

By rkaylor ·

I am the IT guy for a small engineering firm where we have 2 servers. All files are kept on server 1 which is also the domain server and the backup server. Recently we have had an issue with files being randomly moved from one directory on the server to a completely different directory. This has happened 3 times in the last 4-5 days and it appears to be the same files each time. But the last time it happened they moved to a different location under the "system volume information" dir.

Server specs:
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition Service Pack 1 (build 3790)
2.00 gigahertz Intel Xeon (2 installed)
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
8192 kilobyte secondary memory cache2149.58 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
1266.86 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TEAC FD-05PUW USB Device [Floppy drive]
QUANTUM DLT-S4 SCSI Sequential Device [Tape drive]
Adaptec Array SCSI Disk Device (2579.69 GB) -- drive 0
Board: Intel S5000VSA
Serial Number: QSSA64201207
Bus Clock: 1333 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corporation S5000.86B.05.00.0070.111720061421 11/17/2006
4090 Megabytes Installed Memory

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is my first post to this group after 7 or so years of lurking quite happily. If more info is necessary to troubleshoot this issue, please ask.

Thanks in advance
Robert Kaylor

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by deepsand In reply to Win2k3 server randomly mo ...

Try the "Questions" forum; the "Discussion" forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

Post problems such as this to the "Question" forum, rather than the "Discussion" forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that's where they go to look for such.

Additionally there are the benefits that:

1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions comingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.

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backup software or autocad possibly at fault?

by achurch In reply to Win2k3 server randomly mo ...

We are experiencing the same issue. Similar environment Engineering firm, W2k3 server etc, etc. The only things I can think of that we may have in common both being fairly small Engineering firms are AutoCad and Backup Exec. We have several small offices and it has happened in two of them. We also run McAfee.

Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on the subject?


Has anyone

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