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Boot Configuration Data file is missing... Help! - HP Proliant ML30 Gen9

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Hi folks,

 

couple weeks ago I bought a new server to my company, and installed Server 2012 Foundation to it. Also, using Intelligent Provisioning, I enabled RAID 10 (4x1TB HDD). When OS was installed, I changed DVD-drives letter from D to E, and then in disk management I created new volume, D (labeled Data). Through Windows Update service I think almost every available update was installed.

 

The server is a database server in a basic WORKGROUP (not part of a domain), which sends and receives information from our retail stores and online store, it acts as a central database for all the operations. It doesnt run for example our online store by itself, it is "just" a computer which keeps all the data in - it doesnt do any "urgent" matters for example run a site. Locally, in a LAN network it also provides access to our erp sofware. So = it is just a basic computer, which just needs to work, no matter else.

 

This server is going to replace our really old ML310, which is still doing its task. Today I booted our new server, but as you can see in attachment, it didn't boot. I can't understand what happened. It says BCD file is missing... No changes has been made in a week. Last time I just shutted the server down.

 

I tried to use "bootrec" commands in recovery environment's command prompt screen, but it didnt help (commands I found from another forums, I dont know do they only work in consumer pc's). Also, using automatic repair with installation DVD didnt help (through recovery environment). I then decided just to install all again, and just an hour ago I finished with fresh OS.

 

The problem is:

 

How can I now for sure, that this doesnt happen again? When this server is in full usage and all the data and software are in, it really it a major disaster when the server doesnt boot and I cant get it to work. Please, do you guys know, how can I prevent this from happening? If its not possible to surely prevent it from happening, what can I do that for sure will help should this happen again? This really bothers me, I even cant imagine the frustration if this happened after the software and data are installed and we rely to this server. (+ the installation process also means our partners involvement, we pay them to install their software to our server. Its really expensive... So I must be sure, that my servers boots when necessary!)

 

I have to be 100% sure, that if this happens when the server is in use, I can get past this problem!

 

Please, if you have any info.. Im so grateful! Thanks!

 

Nico

Finland

 

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