On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:16:13 +0100 Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 08:11:56 -0500, Robert Huff <roberth...@rcn.com> > wrote: >> One of my machines has a pair of 50gb SCSI disks; running two >> full passes takes about 7 minutes. >> I have no idea how long it might take to check a >> multi-terabyte RAID-<mumble> set-up. > > It's not *that* hard to wait for an fsck. I have 2 x 500 GB here at > home, you're right, it takes several minutes for fsck to check both > disks, but in the end, you're happy that either everything turns out > to be okay or, if problems occured, you see these problems and can > decide how to handle them. > >> Still worth waiting ... in my opinion. > > I'd rather wait than lose data. > > But as you said, it's very individual how you think about this. If > backups are done properly, sometimes it might even be easier *not* to > repair data, but to put back the backups on the newly initialized > disks... IMHO, if you are running a system where 'power outages' cannot be tolerated, why not install a UPS, they are really quite cheap, and be done with it? I cannot imagine any high end, mission critical system not employing one. -- Jerry ges...@yahoo.com Your temporary financial embarrassment will be relieved in a surprising manner.
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