[CentOS] howto mark bad block with fsck?

Benjamin Smith lists at benjamindsmith.com
Wed Mar 8 06:55:53 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 07 March 2006 21:29, ijez wrote:
> Yes, I'm on the way to do that.. but I need to make sure it up at least for 
the weeks so I could have a time to rebuild the new one and restore the 
current backup.. currently, after a couple of hour or sometimes a day, the 
hdd was remount read-only automagicaly and the only solutions I do is reboot 
the server so it was properly mount read-write.. this will last for hours or 
day only, then I need to reboot again..

If you value your time AT ALL, you will get another HDD that's bigger than 
what's installed. You'll move to the new HDD following instructions that are 
widely available. 


Then, you'll throw away that old HDD before it kills you or your client base. 
A bad HDD is just not worth it. I generally have 5-10 used HDDs laying 
around, to be used for whatever. But saving data is a higher purpose than any 
other in a computer - and if that's questionable, the entire computer loses 
its value almost immediately. 

I never hang onto a questionable drive.


"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
- XEROX PARC slogan, circa 1978

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