[Lvlug] Detecting new bad blocks on a disk while a system is
mstanley at technologist.com
Wed Dec 20 12:56:57 EST 2006
On Saturday 16 December 2006 13:31, Randy Kramer wrote:
> And, if I find out that something like that has occurred, what should I do
> at that point? (Create a new partition and move the files from the old to
> the new partition?)
That's one way and I've had to do that with a bad /var partition. /var
changes frequently which is why we chose to copy files, edit fstab and
> Does an fsck deal with this kind of occurrence? Should I run fsck at
> regular intervals (maybe most easily by rebooting)?
It does but you actually need to 'remount' the partition as read-only. That
way fsck can do its thing without the system or users changing any files.
fsck will work on a read-only partition.
When you are done then remount again with read/write.
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