SQL-Vault-FS Cascade Effect
Created: 11 Mar 2008 | Updated: 23 May 2010 | 2 comments
I discovered something very fun yesterday. Running Vault 2007 in a pure windows shop where the file server is also a DC. Overnight our SQL Services crashed on our SQL Server. This caused Vault to crash and in turn took down our File Server people were logging in (the server could only be reached via a direct console all server services were unavailable). As a very odd note we noticed no services stopping during this (which caused a delay in discovering the cause of the issue).
I was curious to know if anyone could think of a reason that this would take down our the servers as opposed to simply having problems resolving Vaulted items. We are going to test a couple theories for instance the affect of offline folders perhaps overwhelming the browser service.