the firewall service was stopped gracefully - every night at 12:00

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Stelios, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Stelios

    Stelios Guest

    Hi to all

    I have a problem with sbs 2003 and isa 2004.
    This is the second day that my ISA 2004 (the firewall service) stop at

    As you understand I have to manualy start the service next morning.

    Can anybody help me on this?

    Thanks in advance...
    Stelios, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. it is most probably using MSDE/SQL logging, switch it to file based logging
    and see whether the problem recurs.

    Give me a hardware description of your system, including HDD subsystem,
    partitioning and free space information and I reckon I can tell you why the
    problem is occuring.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Stelios

    Stelios Guest

    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    This is the configuration:
    2 HDD 80GB with mirroring, NTFS partision, 50% free disk space.
    As I saw to the event log, before ISA Firewall service stops, there is
    another event (21192) telling,

    "The Microsoft Firewall was unable to connect to MSDE database. The MSDE
    Error description is: Timeout expired."

    I changed the logging type to file and I will check it this night again and
    I will let you know!
    Stelios, Oct 17, 2005
  4. software or hardware RAID?

    80GB huh, that indicates either shirty IDE or SATA drives.

    Disk IO is the problem. ISA is unable to write it's log data to the MSDE
    database and is therefore going into lockdown mode. It's happening shortly
    after midnight because other SBS management tasks are triggered at this

    I knew all this, I just wanted to feel SMUG when you confirmed it :)

    Throw proper SCSI drives in her and she'll handle the IO fine.

    The file based logging is a reasonable workaround though.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Oct 17, 2005
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