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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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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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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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Linux Filesystem

recently we have a failure in our storage, we need to fsck. The storage is about 1.2 Tera, and it took us more than 5 hours. Is there an alternative solution for the ext3 filesystem, or one that is ...
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e2fsck aborts: memory allocation failed

I am trying to fix a 9 TB filesystem with e2fsck, however the scan always fails after about 10% or so with the following error: Error storing directory block information: ... Memory allocation failed ...
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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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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 won't xfs_check run?

I'm running a fully updated Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i686 server. I have an single XFS volume in an LVM group called /dev/mapper/vg0-bigthree. If I boot to single user mode and ensure that the volume is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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tune2fs: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/sda1?

My hard disk is going to bad: Apr 3 20:26:48 207 kernel: aacraid: Host adapter abort request (0,0,0,0) Apr 3 20:26:48 207 kernel: aacraid: Host adapter reset request. SCSI hang ? Apr 3 20:26:58 ...
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Ubuntu Server - Power failure leads to boot failure

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 LTS on an ext4 partition. Whenever my system looses power suddenly, It doesn't boot into the normal procedure to fix the problems automatically, but switches to ...
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linux file system allowing check while in use?

Is there a file system for linux where it's possible (and safe) to perform a file system check while it's mounted read write or which does not need to be checked periodically ? E.g. a file system ...
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How to recover a lost logical volume

Due to clvmd stalling the kernel (http://serverfault.com/questions/226466/lvm-running-vgscan-causes-clvmd-to-block) I decided to hard reboot the host because the soft reboot stalled. But when it ...
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CentOS - skip “Checking root filesystem”

I have a CentOS box that hangs for like 8 hours at "Checking root filesystem" every time it reboots. Is there some way to skip that check?
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Can't fsck From Live CD

I'm trying to run fsck from a Linux Mint Julia live CD, but something seems to be going wrong. When I run: sudo fsck /dev/sda5 I get the response fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.12 ...
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FSCK error in superblock causing Ubuntu Linux 64 bit failed to boot?

Today for strange reason, one of my Ubuntu 64 bit server Linux VM failed to start ? it stopped in the FSCK scan status with the error as attached. few days back I've added new hard disk ...
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Frequent dirty file systems

Good morning, I'm seeing an issue on a few servers that they are going 'dirty' a lot, around once a month. For example: This was on 11/8: # tune2fs -l /dev/sda7 | grep state Filesystem state: ...
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Is there a way to reduce the avarage time it takes to fsck a device?

I don't want to avoid doing a fsck, but I would like to know if there is a better approach so it doesn't take ages to complete the process when it runs after a reboot 180 days later. If you had it ...
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CentOS server boots but won't allow login (ext3_abort_called, remounts read-only)

I've got a CentOS 5.5 server (HP ProLiant with two-disk RAID array) that was working fine until a power failure last week. (Long story, but UPS was not properly configured at that time.) After the ...
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Silent e2fsck - safe to stop?

Before a grow on a 8 TB RAID5, I am currently doing an e2fsck. While the RAID was running w/o issues before (I switched from Ubuntu to CentOS 5.4 because I needed a specific hardware driver), the ...
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How to repair ext3 boot partition?

I have a small VIA Ubuntu server used as firewall and a second one with Ubuntu desktop for hosting different services (web, mail, ...). For an unknown reason some errors occurred in the sda1 ...
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Surprising corruption and never-ending fsck after resizing a filesystem

System in question has Debian Lenny installed, running a 2.6.27.38 kernel. System has 16Gb memory, and 8x1Tb drives running behind a 3Ware RAID card. The storage is managed via LVM, and is ...
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How to check (fsck) a filesystem on a md device (linux/mdadm)

I have a partition lying on a software raid device, /dev/md4 On boot, fsck fails and the partiton cannot be mounted. Trying to fsck manually, I get an error: sudo fsck /dev/md4 fsck from ...
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JFS: long fsck time on large filesystem?

There was a power failure recently that took down one of my servers. On reboot, the main storage filesystem - JFS on a 7TB (9x1TB RAID6) filesystem - needed an fsck before mounting read-write. After I ...
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running automated fsck on remote server

I had another question about df, and now i came to conclusion i need to run fsck my partition, i've been reading about it and would like some advice, if possible. The situation is like this, no ...
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Ask filesystem if it is mounted

How can I see if a (ext3) filesystem is mounted by asking the filesystem directly (i.e. the same way that the system does when it boots and sees that it was not unmounted cleanly)? Checking the ...
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Pass Column of fstab

If I have the 6th column in fstab (the pass column) set to 0, does that mean checks will never be forced at boot regardless of anything like File System State, Mount Count, and Check Interval on the ...
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Monitoring XFS filesystem health in Linux

I recently experienced a filesystem meltdown. I had a server running for about 180 days non stop without any issues, but then I noticed weird stuff happen and apparently the ext3 filesystem was in ...
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Rescue Partition setup HOWTO

Could someone point me to a HOWTO on setting up a rescue partition the way it is described here: http://serverfault.com/questions/62976/fsck-root-filesystem-on-a-remote-machine/63007#63007 I'm about ...
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Can fsck on ufs cause data loss?

I'm on FreeBSD8. I have a problem with a partition. I can't mount it. It says "Operation not permitted." I run fsck -t ufs /dev/da0p1. After it finish the operation, I can mount it successfully. But ...
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fsck root filesystem on a remote machine

I have filesystem problems on a machine running Ubuntu 8.04 machine in a colocation facility. What was once a directory now looks like this: b--xr-SrwT 52 825452087 876163170 56, 97 2021-10-10 05:43 ...
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EXT3: What disk checks should be run after a hard reboot or power failure?

In the event that a hard reboot is performed or a system loses power without a proper shutdown, what checks should be run to verify file-system/data integrity on ext3 partitions? I've heard of fsck, ...
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1TB hard disk not working in linux

I installed a new 1TB internal hard disk in my linux machine after creating ext3 file system. But while booting it asks for the root password then it say's file system ext3.fsck not found. If i ...
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Filesystem has unsupported features: older fsck.ext3 vs newer mkfs.ext3

For an embedded system I create a filesystem with mkfs.ext3 on a desktop computer. Currently I'm evaluating newer distros for the desktop while the embedded stays the same. When checking the filsystem ...