[CentOS] Help setting up external drive via Firewire

Noob Centos Admin centos.admin at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 15:42:30 UTC 2008


On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Filipe Brandenburger
<filbranden at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 18:43, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
> > My experience with Firewire has not been all that good.  I figured that
> > since Apple had been using it for years, and it is an IEEE standard, that
> > Firewire would be more reliable than USB.  I was also a bit wary as the
> USB
> > disk drivers on SuSE gave warning messages saying they might not be very
> > reliable.
>
> Same here. I just migrated our backups from Firewire 800 to USB2,
> because the Firewire was causing us a kernel crash per week and we
> were having to reboot our server because of the backup drives. This on
> three different machines, one running SuSE 10 and two others with
> CentOS 5 with the centosplus kernel.
>
> I haven't had any problem with the machine since the FW drive was plugged
> in and left plugged in since I have not been physically back on location.
> What causes this crash and how would I know it is related to FW or not, in
> the event but hopefully never, the system does crash?
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