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Re: ide problems?

--On January 9, 2006 10:20:07 PM -0500 Dan MacNeil <dan@thecsl.org> wrote:

I had similar errors, ignored them for 24 hours and then wowed our users
with 24 hours of downtime restoring from backup. It was the drive.

apt-get install smartmontools

...may allow the hard drive to tell you that is failing.

Never have I seen S.M.A.R.T. predict nor provide any hint of an impending failure. Usually the first signs were the DMA failures, all the while SMART reporting everything A/OK, and no errors logged until just before they finally died, then it'd usually log some.

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