[CentOS] Server HD failed and I think I am hosed
ahodgson at simkin.ca
Thu Feb 18 22:32:42 UTC 2010
On Thursday 18 February 2010, "Slack-Moehrle" <mailinglists at mailnewsrss.com>
> Also, what would have caused this all of the sudden? This box has been
> running fine for months.
Every hard drive will fail eventually. Some take days. Some take decades.
Most fail somewhere in between those extremes. But every single one of them
will eventually die.
That's why backups and RAID are both good ideas.
As for what to do, you can put the drive in any other linux box or boot a
live CD from any distro and take a look at it. Attempts to fsck may screw
it up more, though. Probably best to mount whatever's left read only and
see what you can find.
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