How to tell when (or even if) it's safe to force a hard drive to dismount on a server?
August 27, 2012 8:45 AM Subscribe
How can I know what harm I could do by dismounting a secondary drive on my server?
posted by TrueVox to computers & internet (8 answers total)
We have a Windows 2008 server that handles file sharing, DHCP and a few other tasks for us. Assuming I'm comfortable with what it means to have it completely unusable for a time by those on the network (To ensure that, I'll even be unplugging it from the network). I'm encrypting a non-system drive with TrueCrypt in place, and it (understandably) wants to dismount it while it encrypts it. I think what I'm asking, beyond what harm forcing a dismount could do, is how to figure out which services (if any) are using it at any given time?
Thank you in advance.