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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 ...