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Re: disk failure

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 12:22 +0100, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> michael:
> > 'tiger' just told me various home directories are unavailable and upon
> > further investigation I see disk errors. Here's the first reports I can
> > find regarding said hard drive:
> > 
> > Nov 13 02:23:01 ratty /USR/SBIN/CRON[19292]: (michael) CMD (rsync -r -v
> > -P --links --stats /data_hdb1/michael/ /data_hdd1/michael/)
> > Nov 13 02:27:32 ratty kernel: hdd: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x61
> > Nov 13 02:27:47 ratty kernel: hdd: DMA timeout error
> > Nov 13 02:27:47 ratty kernel: hdd: dma timeout error: status=0x58
> > { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> If I were you, I would assume it is dead. Try to copy everything you
> still can get off the disk, use your backup for the rest.

When I tried e2fsck it said there was no partition on the HD (sorry just
had to turn the machine off, see below)

> If you are curious, you may use smartctl from the package smartmontools
> to do further investigation. Your hard disk's manufacturer probably
> offers diagnostic tools as well.

SMART only gave very limited info - didn't seem to be able to read disk
at all.

> > Does anybody have ideas if this means the HD has actually died or not?
> It's most probably dead.

Just discover the air con where the server is situated had conked out.
Estimated room temp was 30C (in UK where outside air temp is about 7C
today) so I suspect that may be a contributing factor. I'm crossing my
fingers that once the room etc has cooled down that the HD will work

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