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fsck.ext3: Device or resource busy on server with RAID after power outage

I am recovering Dell Poweredge R510 server running Scientific Linux 5.5 after an unexpected power outage. The server was set up by our previous system administrator (I'm a grad student). Upon reboot, ...
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Ext2: e2fsck what do the “errors” mean? [closed]

So, my hard drive was acting all slow, and after checking through my syslog, I found all these errors. Some googling led me to try to run e2fsck -c -c on the drive. So, it's been going for about 2 ...
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Recover ext3 files from hard disk with bad sector

I have a folder of about 5GB that suddenly disappeared. When I checked its hard disk, I found out it has bad sector for about 2-3MB on this folder. Maybe it is on the folder's pointer. The partition ...
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ran fsck on a mounted partition, now centos 5 won't boot

Yes, I very stupidly ran fsck on a mounted parition. Immediate regret. What's happening now is I see grub, it starts booting centos 5, then it says: bin/sh: ro: no such file or directory kernel ...
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Recover JFS partition with duplicate block references

After a nasty server crash I was unable to mount a JFS partition on Linux. The jfs_fsck tool returns Duplicate block references have been detected in Metadata. CANNOT CONTINUE. processing ...
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fsck an active disk provides different results than fsck on an unmounted disk

I have a VM running ubuntu LTS with an ext4 filesystem. We had performance problems that were related to IO tasks. I checked the filesystem with fsck.ext4 -nv /dev/sda1 e2fsck 1.41.11 ...
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Rebooting a linux server correctly to avoid fsck

Is there a correct way to reboot a server to avoid FSCK and just avoid getting FSCK in general? I have been using the reboot command to reboot servers.
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Linux Software RAID: How to fsck on hard drive?

We have a Linux server running with Software RAID1. We see some issues in /var/log/messages like: unreadable sector. I want to perform a complete fsck on the drive to get some more information, but a ...
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What's the difference between mountall and mount -a? (Ubuntu, perhaps others)

The mountall man page says "this is a temporary tool until init(8) itself" can do it, basically. Why not just use mount -a? Is there a difference between the two, and if so, which should I use for ...
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How to run fsck on a simfs filesystem under openvz

How do you do a fsck on a simfs filesystem under OpenVZ? You're supposed to not run fsck on a mounted FS. Can you just fsck the image (/vz/private/100 or whatever it's called)? Sorry I can't tag ...
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Test EXT3 Filesystem Integrity

Our operations team was trying to shrink an LVM logical volume, and forgot to shrink the partition sitting on top of it first. They got a bunch of errors, and made the mistake of running e2fsck right ...
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Centos 6 unexpected inconsistency within 100% disk

I have a runing centos 6, which suddenly fail due to hd full... which cause us sever problems since several days. when i do: df -h S.ficheros Size Used Avail Use% Montado en rootfs ...
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What exactly does the automated ext3 root file system check?

Recently we encountered a problem (bad blocks) with an ext3 formatted compact flash card running an embedded Linux system. On startup, the root file system check was started, but it seemed to hang ...
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fsck a filesystem in a file

I created a filesystem like this: dd if=/dev/zero of=disk-image count=40960 filesystem is created with this: /sbin/mkfs -t ext3 -q disk-image I then mounted and copied some test files and ...
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CentOS 5/Linux UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY

Getting an error in a VM Boot that says Checking filesystems /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 contains a file system with errors, check forced /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00: Inodes that were part of a corrupted ...
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sshd immediately core dumps after fsck repair

I have a centos server that recently needed a fsck repair on it's main hard drive. After fixing a bunch of inode issues (booting from a system rescue disk), the box booted clean. Most of the ...
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CentOS disable filesystem check: superblock last mount time is in the future

I'm persistently getting the "Superblock last mount time is in the future" error when booting CentOS 6. I've seen other questions which ask how to resolve this error, but I know exactly why it's ...
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e2fsck miserably aborts: memory allocation failed on 64 bit OS and scratch directory

After an unsuccessful Virtualbox VDI drive resize following the instructions here, the primary ext4 partition became of unknown type. I fixed this with testdisk and then boot-repair, which made it be ...
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Using fsck to check and repair LUKS encrypted disk?

My Ubuntu 11.04 machine uses LUKS encryption for root, swap and home. A routine fsck -n revealed a set of errors I need to repair. fsck requires to unmount the partitions. Before luks I would simply ...
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Huge amounts of “multiply-claimed blocks” during fsck

The basic question: How long should fsck take to fix a 100GB (17 million block) file with multiply-claimed blocks? The long version of the question: After a UPS failure, I am faced with an Ubuntu ...
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How long does it take to fsck a volume?

We are running a website which is currently serving 3-5 million page views. Our site is a file sharing site and so it contains 250,000 files and few thousand symbolic links. The hard disk is a 1500GB ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 unresponsive after restart

I have a Godaddy Dedicated server running Ubuntu 8.04. When I restart the server it will randomly not come back online. I cannot access it through SSH or the web. Godaddy support has to reboot the ...
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Can't seem to fsck remote server drive with ubuntu server 10.04 LTS

I've been getting a lot of crashes on my remote dedicated server - after they occur (in all sorts of different processes) the server becomes unresponsive and I have to reboot it. They all look ...
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reduce fsck time through lvm design considerations

I need to create two 9 TB file systems and i am struggling to design it. how does fsck work under the cover? I have two options: 1. I create two 9TB LUNs at storage and create VG on them and then ...
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ClearOS - how to avoid getting stuck at a fsck message at boot?

I have had this happen a couple times - I have a ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 box, and due to a power outage or similar, it ends up showing an error at boot and saying that fsck needs to be run (I think it ...
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Do linux filesystems retain a count of how many times they have been fsck'd?

Do linux filesystems retain a count of how many times they have been fsck'd? ext2 and ext3 are of particular interest I have hundreds of systems and I would like to know how many times each ...
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Ubuntu Server live cd rescue mode can't run fsck

I have an ubuntu server virtual machine that crashed and I was forced to reset the virtual machine. When I booted, it did an automatic fsck, but I want to make sure that the filesystem is ok. I have ...
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CentOS - Automatically run fsck on boot into recovery

I'm automating a process to upgrade my ext3 filesystem to ext4. Following the instructions from here I'm able to successfully migrate my filesystem. I've scripted the vast majority of the work, and ...
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How can I locally analyze SMART logs from a server?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server running on a desktop at home. I rebooted, and the machine was unreachable after 10 minutes or so. At this point I should have connected a console (monitor using VGA cable). ...
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Run fsck -y everytime at startup on my main partition Linux

I have an embedded linux system. I use grub2 for the boot loader. I would like to run an fsck -y /dev/sda on /dev/sda every time it boots--even when the system had a power loss and the reboot command ...
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is there an fsck for .iso disk images?

I have an iso file on a hard drive that's been having problems. Is there any way to check that the file didn't get corrupted, like an fsck for iso file systems?
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Why fsck without umount results in filesystem corruption?

Everyone says that you shouldn't do fsck to a disk without umount, because it will result in filesystem corruption.Actually I tried to fsck a mounted disk and the filesystem is corrupted. That's few ...
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e2fsck / resize2fs problems

I've got 6 drives (each 1.5T, all same model and firmware revision) that are part of a RAID5 array. The RAID5 makes a LVM volume group and a logical group. The latter contains only one ext3 partition. ...
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ext3_dx_add_entry: Directory index full

Background: I'm running lighttpd 1.4.28-1 on CentOS 5.3 to serve the static assets. Signal: recently, it gets slow sometimes. I'm getting the below errors in the kernel log and /var/log/messages: ...
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EXT3-FS: error (loop0) ext3_lookup unlinking inode

Running CentOS 5.6 with mdadm RAID1, 2TB, 3 partitions (boot, swap and root). I had a kernel panic in the server, and after rebooting, the system stays up for about 5-10 minutes, the it starts ...
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Linux: Print all messages to primary console *and* secondary console (monitor/KVM)?

I run Linux (Red Hat-based, CentOS, SL, versions 5 & 6) on a variety of Supermicro and other whitebox servers. Some have IPMI, some do not. Some of these systems are attached to a ...
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Can I run fsck on a partition which is unmounted but on a live machine?

I have a server which has 4 drives which are each mounted to different areas. I have 2 drives which are giving me trouble and would like to run fsck on them. Can I unmount those drives, run fsck on ...
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run fsck on mounted partition

Is there any possibility to run fsck if I have one ext3 partition /dev/sda1 only? File system is in the read-only mode, reboot did not help - automatic fsck failed and manual one is required. I have ...
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Check progress on already running fsck process [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you get e2fsck to show progress information? Is there a way to check the progress of fsck.ext3 under Ubuntu, if I'm logged in remotely? Obviously the time taken ...
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Recovery via fsck

I was recently hit by the AWS issues in Ireland, lost a volume, and need to attempt a recovery.. I've attached the problem volume to /dev/sdf - I'm completely new to this, not entirely sure what's ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.6 NetBoot imaged machines running fsck on boot

I have created a NetInstall image of a OS X 10.6.6 machine in our organization for easy deployment of new machines. This has worked out great for us with the exception of the machines running fsck on ...
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Fstab mounting fails at boot, but succeeds when invoked manually

Background On our development/backup server at my company we have 4 drives which are setup using software Raid 1, like this: Raid 1 (system disk): 2 x 320 GB Raid 1 (store/backup disk): 2 x 2 TB ...
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fsck.ext4: How to force to check the whole file system?

It seems fsck.ext4 quit very soon, I guess it only checks the journal logs, and do nothing if the journal is clean. Is it? How to force it to check the whole file system? I've tried the -f option, but ...
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e2fsck on large filesystem fails with Error : Memory Allocation Failed

I'm trying to use e2fsck on a large raid array that is 2TB large and uses GPT for partitioning (because of size). There is only 1GB of ram installed on the system and I do not have the ability to add ...
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How to run fsck on startup after a crash without the root password?

when the Red Hat 5.x workstation of a user crashes and leaves its filesystems with errors, on the next boot, it ask for the root password to enter single mode and run fsck manually. This is annoying ...
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CentOS 5.6 unexpected inconsistency how to repair?

This morning I found that my server was not responding and wasn't able to connect to it in anyway to do a safe reboot. I had to do pull the plug to reboot. Upon rebooting everything appeared to be ...
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Is there a way to ignore the “fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve LABEL” error during the boot?

We have a file-cluster on servers with multiple disks, and we have created a software RAID1 over boot and / partitions, planning that if a single disk goes down, we still will be able to boot and ...
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Problem fixing ext3 root file system using fsck on CentOS 5

When I run a read-only fsck on the mounted root partition of a CentOS 5 server, it finds a number of errors. However, running a forced check upon next boot does not find any! Here are the results of ...
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How to check fsck results, ran at boot, on remote machine?

I did touch /forcefsck && reboot on remote machine, using Ubuntu 9.10. How I can find out if there were any errors corrected? How I can find out what the result of the fsck was? Thanks
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What are the files list-l and list-c in Ubuntu after fsck on boot

I did fsck on ext4 on reboot on Ubuntu 9.10 by: cd /forcefsck && reboot. This went fine, but two new files appeared afterwards in /: list-l and list-c. Both are empty. What is the ...