[WBEL-users] Server hard disk failure
liz at indract.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Mar 30 15:40:55 CST 2005
One of my WBEL servers has crashed due to the failure of one of its hard
disks. My hardware support technician (a recent Linux convert) says it
could be a filesystem failure. Is such a thing possible on a machine
which was doing nothing over Easter? I thought Linux was more stable
than "that other system" in this regard.
Whatever happened to it, it cannot reboot as the ext3 journal cannot get
its head around the situation.
How do I recover what is left on the surviving hard disk (which contains
the operating system and some user files)? Do I revert to ext2 by
deleting the journal and changing the fstab? If so, where do I find the
journal file, and what is it called?
Can I go back to ext3 when a new HD is fitted?
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