On Thursday 05 October 2006 11:00, Olivier Nicole wrote: [Power down a drive bay using its built-in keyswitch and pull the disk without dropping the whole box] > Unless you need to move that disk from one machine to another, fix it > in your server, keep the tray for future testing when you will have > more time... (if we ever have more time in the present life :)
I should probably have said: we don't currently have offsite backups (we've exceeded the capacity of our tape device and our budget), and the quick-fix solution is dumping to this hard drive and then pulling it out and taking it home. As such the removability is key to its intended function. I can't keep dropping the main fileserver to fiddle with it, and the alternative in terms of testing is to set up another box with the particular 4.9-STABLE snapshot running on this server (to eliminate OS version-related variable effects). I'm hoping some kind person here will save me the trouble by saying, from experience, either ``yes, you're on the right track but you need to do x, y and z before pulling/replacing the drive cassette'', or ``no, run away screaming before your server room goes down in flames''. Jonathan _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"