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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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skip fsck on boot on ubuntu 10.04 server

We are sitting here in front of an ubuntu 10.04 server who insists doing a lengthy checkdisk during reboot. We see one option to edit the kernel boot options line in grub to skip the check. What ...
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Causes of sudden massive filesystem damage? (“root inode is not a directory”) [closed]

I have a laptop running Maverick (very happily until yesterday), with a Patriot Torx SSD; LUKS encryption of the whole partition; one lvm physical volume on top of that; then home and root in ext4 ...
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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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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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Invalid argument on fsck of a 2GB VFAT filesystem

I wanted to run fsck to repair a VFAT filesystem on a 2GB SD card, on Fedora 12. I got an 'invalid argument' error as seen below. What does it mean in this context? Is it not possible to check a ...
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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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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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Failed MDADM Array With Ext.4 Partition - “e2fsck: unable to set superblock flags on /dev/md0”

Had a power failure and now my mdadm array is having problems. sudo mdadm -D /dev/md0 [hodge@hodge-fs ~]$ sudo mdadm -D /dev/md0 /dev/md0: Version : 0.90 Creation Time : Sun ...
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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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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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fsck: FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED after each check with -c, why?

I use a script to partition and format CF cards (connected with a USB card writer) in an automated way. After the main process I check the card again with fsck. To check bad blocks I also tried the ...
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EC2: How dangerous is it to turn off fsck for EBS volumes?

I have been tearing my hair out trying to figure out why my EC2 instances (made from my own custom AMIs) were taking many tries to come up properly. They would fail with the following error: ...
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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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How do you get e2fsck to show progress information?

I'm running e2fsk on a very large (1TB+) ext3 disk with e2fsck -v /dev/sda1 from RIPLinux booted with PXE. I get e2fsck 1.41.6 (30-May-2009) /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check ...
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Is it safe to stop a fsck in progress?

I have a server that I rebooted without using the f option in my shutdown command, and it started doing a fsck of a very large filesystem... which will take a very long time, as you can imagine. Is it ...
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Linux fsck.ext3 says “Device or resource busy” although I did not mount the disk

Edit This old question is maybe not worth reading, because the soulution is simple. I used checkdisk on the whole drive instead of on a partition of that drive, that's all. matnagel /Edit I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Inode too big. Linux Filesystem

Today after unzipping a very large archive one of our Red Hat servers became unresponsive. After rebooting we received the following file system error. Inode 93464 is too big Unexpected ...
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reiserfsck --rebuild-tree failed: Not enough allocable blocks

I have a reiserfs volume that required a --rebuild-tree, but is currently failing to complete when I pass it --rebuild-tree. Here is the output that I receive when running it: reiserfsck 3.6.19 ...
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/var a file and not a folder

On a CentOS 5.3 server the /var folder has changed to a file. Appears to be FS corruption. Rest of the FS looks OK. Anyone know a quick way to fix this? fsck.ext3 reports the fs as clean even using a ...
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Superblock last mount time is in the future

Yesterday, I encountered a confused problem. During booting, the system complained that the superblock last mount time is in the future and ask me to fsck. I have used Debian Squeeze for months and ...
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Xen virtual host is probably FSCKing - how do I verify?

I have a Xen virtual machine that has been running for over a year under a decent load. I restarted it this morning, and it's been several hours booting. I think it's FSCKing itself. xm list shows ...
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How do i fsck / on solaris 10?

[ID 879645 kern.notice] NOTICE: /: unexpected free inode 211471, run fsck(1M) -o f How can i run fsck cleanly (/ unmounted) ? The only solutions i can see are: - detach the SDS mirror, fsck on the ...
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linux maintenance mode : How can I change a file?

In the start-up of Ubuntu 9.04 the fsck fails on sda1 with status 8 signal 11. I believe the problem was caused by the last change made. Ubuntu was running ok, the PC didn't power off on shut-down ...
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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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Prevent a fsck at boot on EC2

I'm starting an instance on Amazon EC2, and it does a fsck at boot and restart. The console output at the start is: * Checking root filesystem .../dev/sda1: Adding dirhash hint to filesystem. ...
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How dangerous is it to interrupt an fsck?

How dangerous is it to interrupt an fsck? Has anyone had any direct experience doing this?
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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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ext3 fsck time versus partition size

I'm doing the setup for a large-scale storage farm, and to avoid the need for month-long fscks, my plan is to split the storage into numerous smaller filesystems (this is fine, as I have a ...
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What is the meaning of Linux e2fsck “restarting fsck from the beginning”?

My regularly monthly corruption of my drobo ext3 linux means I have fsck -f -y the device but I'm getting the message above a few hours into the process. Anyone know what that means? I expect that it ...
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Will my system fsck when I reboot?

...and how do I find out? Say I am about to reboot a server. I would like to minimize downtime, so thinking about wrapping reboot in an alias that says "hang on buddy, you're going to hit a fsck on ...
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Slow ext4 fsck

Why fsck is so slow on ext4 filesystem? I was always using reiserfs or xfs and with those systems fsck was really fast, just few seconds. Now i decided to give a try ext4 but i'm dissapointed that ...
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How do I recover from a failed fsck?

I ran fsck and now my Linux server (Oracle Enterprise Linux (a Red Hat derivitave)) will not boot. The old blocks are in the lost+found folder. How do I get the box working again without rebuilding? ...
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Running out of memory running fsck on large filesystems

I look after an old Debian linux box (running etch) with only 512 MB of RAM, but a lot of external storage attached. One ext3 filesystem is 2.7 TB in size, and fsck can't check it, because it runs ...