I had a disk in one of my servers that was starting to give ATA errors in the syslog. Contrary to what you might think, ATA errors are fairly common, so I didn't immediately sound the alarm. However, this disk turned out to be corrupting data. During upgrading Debian 6 to 7, the file system became read-only. Rebooting gave me a recovery shell and e2fsck gave me millions of questions.
By halfgaar, 3 months ago, on September 06, 2013, at 15:09 |
I wanted to know if I could extend the size of a RAID5 array on the 3Ware 9650SE, so I tried something.
By halfgaar, 3 years ago, on February 17, 2011, at 12:02 |
Hard disks are being released that abandon the long-established standard of 512 byte sectors. I just got two Western Digital WD15EARS ones, which uses 4 kB sectors. Western Digital Refers to this as "Advanced Format". This poses some serious problems. I will describe those, and what I did to 'solve' it.
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on May 13, 2010, at 19:05 |
I just installed Arch Linux on a RAID1+LVM, which involved some work. There already is a nice article about it, but I wanted to summarize for myself.
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on May 13, 2010, at 18:05 |
I just wrote a script to send sms from a unix machine and I thought it would be a good idea to add an sms notification to mdadm. Therefore I wrote this script, called handle-md-event.sh:
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on December 12, 2009, at 15:12 |