Josh-Daniel S. Davis (joshdavis) wrote,
Josh-Daniel S. Davis
joshdavis

Joy oh joy

So, time to start making daily incremental backups.

Erica told me the drive upstairs was loud enough that she thought it was the laptop in front of her.

I didn't REALLY register this, since I'd been hearing a faint whine off and on for months.

I logged into the server and no errors in syslog.

I get home and it is very loud from the entryway.

ACK.

The console shows /dev/sda1 I/O error. Blah.
In a panic I shut it off.

Long story short, it turned out that the noisy drive was /storage/movies, a 73g Quantum Atlas 10k. An empty space, then another bay below it containing / and /home.

I don't know if it was luck, or heat from the band-saw noise, or what, but we lost both drives, 100g of scsi, together.

/storage/movies is no biggie. I've bought most of ZIM already, and the stuff in there was backups of things we have on hard media.

/home sucked. 8 days of whatever has changed.
Tags: evil, storage
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