Hi On 11/15/20 8:29 PM, Steve Coleman wrote: > Since checking each drive in this way is relatively efficient and easy > it seems to me that there must be an automated way to check these error > logs and notify the user when a drive is starting to fail. My Qubes > system was completely silent and it was only because of the odd > behaviour of the backup system that I was forced to investigate. If the > backup process didn't just hang then all my future backups could have > been trash, and I would have not even noticed the issue until it was too > late. Why wait until the system is completely unusable? > > So, my question to the Qubes community is, has anyone out there set up > this kind of "smart" disk check up on Qubes? What are the best tools for > a quick check, say upon each boot, or one that could easilly be put in > cron for a periodic/daily go-no-go health check?
I personally would recommend btrfs specially if you have a ssd hard disk. Although it supposes some performance lost you will get a more reliable data consistency and you can check all your data just doing "btrfs scrub start /" (or "btrfs scrub start / -c Idle" if you don't want it lags too much your system while working). I was using also btrfs-send/receieve but ultimately it seems that there is some problem that causes a CPU bottleneck with my big non-ssd hard disk. The main ssd disk stills working fine but I am thinking on another way for incremental backups. I would like to experiment with borg so I could do backups at file level adding some cool features like ignore some paths (e.g. '~/.cache') or restore a single file without uncompressing/unencrypting the whole image and also have deduplication. Regards. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/a0820f19-2665-089c-9d9e-a2ae9d410949%40riseup.net.
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