Deleting ExtremeZ-IP Volume Streams

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  • Product:
    ExtremeZ-IP
  • Version:
    All
  • Document Type:
    Info
  • Revised:
    1/18/2005
  • Reviewed:
    1/18/2005

Summary:

Instructions for deleting volume streams in case of data corruption.

Description:

For versions 3.x and lower:

No action is required for Volumes that indexed correctly. For each volume which failed, the hidden index stream [GLIAFP_IdIndex] should be deleted.

To delete these hidden index streams you must use the delstream utility:
1. Stop the ExtremeZ-IP service, or remove the Volumes in question
2. Open a command window [start > run > cmd > enter]
3. Navigate to the ExtremeZ-IP directory
example: C:\>cd c:\program files\group logic\extremez-ip
4. Use the delstream command on the target volume using the following syntax:
delstream “volume:GLIAFP_IdIndex

example:
a) if the target volume is [D], the syntax is: delstream “D:\:GLIAFP_IdIndex
b) if the target volume is a folder [My Pictures] on [D], the syntax is:
delstream “D:\My Pictures:GLIAFP_IdIndex

The leading quote is only necessary if your volume path contains spaces.

If you get an error (2) from this command, most likely you have made a typo in the volume path name, “GLIAFP_IdIndex” (capitalization matters), or you forgot the : between the volume path and the stream name.

5. Bring ExtremeZ-IP back online, or recreate the volume. ExtremeZ-IP will now re-index the volume from scratch.

Note: A side effect of rebuilding the index from scratch is that Macintosh file IDs will be regenerated. This could impact a few Macintosh applications that reference files by file IDs.

Note: In two instances since 1999, Group Logic technical support has found that this approach still fails because of file system corruption on the Windows NTFS volume unrelated to ExtremeZ-IP. In one case, a folder indicated that it contained itself, which caused the ExtremeZ-IP indexing to fail. If you suspect this is your situation, please contact Group Logic technical support for assistance in troubleshooting.

For versions 4.x and higher:

To delete these hidden index streams you must use the delstream utility:
1. Stop the ExtremeZ-IP service, or remove the Volumes in question
2. Open a command window [start > run > cmd > enter]
3. Navigate to the ExtremeZ-IP directory
example: C:\>cd c:\program files\group logic\extremez-ip
4. Use the delstream command on the target volume using the following syntax:
delstream “volume:GLIAFP_Mapping

example:
a) if the target volume is [D], the syntax is: delstream “D:\:GLIAFP_Mapping
b) if the target volume is a folder [My Pictures] on [D], the syntax is:
delstream “D:\My Pictures:GLIAFP_Mapping

The leading quote is only necessary if your volume path contains spaces.

If you get an error (2) from this command, most likely you have made a typo in the volume path name, “GLIAFP_Mapping” (capitalization matters), or you forgot the : between the volume path and the stream name.

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