[CentOS] Failing Hard Disk?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Oct 7 20:16:07 UTC 2009


> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:25 AM, Stewart Williams
> lists-at-pinkyboots.co.uk wrote:
>
>> I am fairly certain that this disk is failing in my server, and I am
>> replacing it straight away anyway.
>
> Good idea.  Looks like it's dying.
<snip>
>> I am also getting these errors every 30 minutes:
>>
>> Oct  5 06:22:06 server1 smartd[3118]: Device: /dev/sda, 12 Offline
>> uncorrectable sectors
<snip>
Yep. Back up everything you need, then replace. Or stick another h/d in;
if it contains / and /boot, install on that drive (if you do that, of
course, a) get rid of the labels on the partitions, or change your grub
menu, or both, then b) unplug the failing one, because grub the inane's
installer will not *let* you install it in the MBR of /dev/sdb), then plug
the original back in, and rsync what you need.

Then wipe the old and toss it.

        mark



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