Fixing Event ID 40960

We ran across an interesting problem today in our environment.

We had two users, interestingly enough they both have the same last name, who were being prompted to enter their credentials for nearly everything they touched, shared drives, printers. They were also having issue with outlook personal folders.

After looking in the event logs, we noticed the following error message.
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Migrate a MS Failover Cluster (Server 2008 Enterprise 32Bit)

Error    01/01/1900 12:01:00 AM    FailoverClustering    1230    Resource Control Manager

Cluster resource 'Cluster Disk 1' (resource type '', DLL 'clusres.dll') either crashed or deadlocked. The Resource Hosting Subsystem (RHS) process will now attempt to terminate, and the resource will be marked to run in a separate monitor.

Thats the message I got after I had migrated one of my Microsoft Windows Failover File Clusters to new hardware.
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Whats eating my disk space? (Invisible files)

In Linux, it is possible to delete a file that has been opened by multiple processes. If you stop one of the process and delete the file without stopping the other process, the system will still show the disk space as being used.

I recently had this happen, I had a MySQL database that was using 29GB of storage space. I stopped the database, deleted the files and recreated the database. Once complete, I noticed that I didn't reclaim any of the used space.
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Wipe the fog from your glasses.


Posting isn't something I do often, in fact, this is my first. I hope you find it informative and thought provoking.

Sharyl Attkisson is an... "Investigative Journalist who tries to give you information others don't want you to have. What you do with it is your own business. Do your own research. Seek advice from those you trust. Make up your own mind".

This is a talk Sharyl gave at a TED conference, she discussed media manipulation and how it can directly affect you.

If the embedded link doesn't work for you. Watch the video on youtube.