We have a server running Debian squeeze and randomly (once a month, more or less) the
/var partition loses it's mounting point, so
/var becomes a folder on
/ partition and main services start to fail.
Remounting the partition restores the mount point and everything return to it's normal behavior.
Has someone experienced this issue? May be it related to a hardware failure? Or software failure?
** 2012/05/24 UPDATE:** Due to @B14D3 request here is fstab's output. As you can see it is a tipical linux partition table with each partition formated as ext3. Note I've removed the disk's UUIDs.
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 UUID=XXXX / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1 UUID=XXXX /home ext3 defaults 0 2 UUID=XXXX /var ext3 defaults 0 2 /dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
Say, there's another disk in the server but it isn't being mounted nor used.