Hi List, I suppose this isn't strictly CentOS but I'm talking about some 5.5 servers so I thought someone else here may have had the same issues; We power on servers at night via IPMI and shut them down the same way for automation. The problem I'm facing is that the servers are shutdown in about 2 seconds. IPMI provides remote access to the power features as we know so I don't think the OS has a chance to do a 'graceful' shutdown. One server in particular is told to shutdown at say 07:00am, the last scheduled task on there should finish around 06:30 so there is a half hour window for over run. It now has a corrupt XFS file system which I am repairing as we speak. I am wondering if this could be a possible cause of these problems? Perhaps if that last tasks over runs a couple of times and it gets powered off in the middle of the tasks? (These are backup servers rsyncing from other servers) Does anyone here have problems with this? -- James. http://www.jamesbensley.co.cc/ There are 10 kinds of people in the world; Those who understand Vigesimal, and J others...?