Re: failing usb drive
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On 03/01/08 13:00, Andrew Henry wrote:
> I have a WD Mybook 320GB usb/firewire drive which is about 1 yr old.
> Warranty is 2 years I think. It is fully encrypted with dmcrypt &
> Luks. I power it up once a day and it stays on for about 12 hours (as a
> home server) and the manual recommends *not* turning it on more than
> once a day.
> Now it "failed" as in I ssh's to my home server and did ls -l on one of
> the folders and several files came up red with question marks for the
> owner group and file size.
> I turned the server off and rebooted, and Luks failed to open the drive
> and offered to drop me into a recovery terminal mode to fix the problem.
> I didn't know what to do so I rebooted again and it mounted the drive as
> expected. It has been "ok" for 2 days now.
> I have run smartctl -Hc /dev/sda and done an fsck -f /dev/sda and they
> report no issues. How else can I tell if my drive is failing??
If this is important data, don't risk it! Go buy another external
drive (and save some coin by getting a generic enclosure and OEM
disk from Newegg).
Then after moving the data to the new drive, decide what you want to do.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"The kniiife... the kniiife... The life of the wife is ended by the
Stewie Griffin & Eliza Pinchley
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