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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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fsck.vfat auto repair on error

I use Ubuntu 10.04 on an embedded device. I have a CF card of 2GB formatted in FAT32. From time to time, the device is powered off while data is written to the FAT partition. As a result, the ...
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bad inodes in KVM guests

I ran a script to snapshot all logical volumes from KVM guests and backup. But /var/log/messages reported these errors: Jun 02 09:57:08 server lvm[24245]: Monitoring snapshot ...
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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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CentOS default never fsck root partition on start up?

Most documentation or sites will say use "tune2fs -l " to check if the system will do fsck on the system partitions on next boot, in particular, should look at "Mount count" and "Maximum mount count" ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720 - Corrupted RAID

Apologies in advance for the lengthy question. We have a Dell PowerEdge R720 server with: 2 x 136GB SAS drives in RAID 1 for the OS (Ubuntu Server 12.04) 6 x 3TB SATA drives in RAID 5 for data A ...
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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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fsck ext4 inode error

Today while I was booting I got an error in an ext4 partition with some inodes. I just entered the root password and run fsck manually but I am a bit worried. fsck warned many times about some errors ...
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Loss of data when trying to fix ext4 “group descriptors corrupted!”

When I try to mount an existing disk, I get the message sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc1 /data mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, ...
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e2fsck - out of memory despite [scratch_files] set in /etc/e2fsck.conf

I'd like to repair an ext2 file system on an external 16GB SD card drive. When I issue the following command: e2fsck -y /dev/xxx my system runs out of memory (Fedora 17 x64 8GB RAM, 8GB Swap). As ...
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FreeBSD pkg database deleted

after resolving repeated crashes on startup with fsck I noticed some files were removed, one of them was the sqlite pkg database, so now when I run for example pkg install somepackage I get this erro: ...
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Force filesystem check on Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS

My root filesystem has errors. I have made sure that errors will be automatically corrected: root@host1 ~ » grep FSCKFIX /etc/default/rcS FSCKFIX=yes And then forced a filesystem check during ...
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How long does it take to fsck a volume?

We are running website which is currently serving 3-5 million page views. Our site is 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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Forcing a verbose fsck on reboot (Ubuntu)

I'd like to force a verbose fsck on reboot of my Ubuntu linux server, I can get fsck to run on reboot by creating a file /forcefsck in my root dir ... Additionally, by adding a y into the contents of ...
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Doing a remote fsck - possible?

We've been deploying fanless PCs for a research study. Some of these are having HD issues as their OS runs from an SD card. I'm seeing cases where I need to fsck a folder or two. I've tried using ...
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Unable to resolve data corruption warning with fcsk

In order to create a contiguous space for my file system to grow, I created a new EFI System partition at sda1 so that I can migrate it from the current partition at sda5. The move itself has been ...
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Recovery mode raid1 centos - how to?

I'm having a problem with fsck. Using cat /proc/mdstat I have this: md0 : active raid1 sda1[3] sdb1[2] 524276 blocks super 1.0 [2/2] [UU] I made a mistake when first using fsck, cos I used ...
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What happens if fsck.ext4 -y is run on a ext3 fs and how to I recover from it

I had a mountable fs (pretty sure it was ext3), fsck.ext4 was run with -y and ended in a segmentation fault. Now it is unmountable (dmesg says it's corrupt) and identifies as a ext4 fs via the "blkid" ...
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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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Ubuntu server mounted in read-only? [closed]

This morning my Ubuntu server suddenly appeared in read-only mode. Google says this can happen after updates. I restarted the server and it booted with fsck errors: Inodes that were parts of a ...
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could fsck -Af -M cause corrupt filesystem?

Last night my server encounter "Read-only file system" error. So then I ran "fsck -Af -M" to trying to repair but no use, these are output: fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006) e2fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006) /: ...
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pb with fsck at boot and no-existent partition (raid1 soft, 1 disk absent)

My goal is to install debian with raid1 on 2 disks. During the install of debian, it's not possible to put a boot flag on a raid partition, so /boot is not in raid1. but I try a similar thing. (/ and ...
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fsck output status displaying an odd out put after Pass 5: Checking group summary information Linux

today my server went down due to the following: Checking filesystems /dev/mapper/vg-root contains a file system with errors, check forced. /dev/mapper/vg-root: Inodes that were part of a corrupted ...
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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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CentOS thinks Disk is busy, can't mount or fsck

I'm a longtime user, and first time question submitter. I've spent a full day searching this and many other sites for a solution, but I must resort to requesting assistance to resolve my situation. ...
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Strange behavior of fsck

I am using Debian 7 with two HDDs: 500Gb PATA and 750Gb SATA. blkid shows me the following: root@intel:/etc# blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="b6350c6b-5fbd-4e07-9a4b-10b600fbb64c" TYPE="swap" /dev/sda2: ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04.03 not checking disk partitions on reboot?

My MOTD is showing: *** /dev/md2 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** *** /dev/md1 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** *** /dev/md3 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** ...
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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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force fsck to fail on boot

I am working on a embedded debian linux device. Owing to the power being pulled at any time resulting in a sudden power loss, we have set FSCKFIX from "no" to "yes" in the /etc/default/rcS file. ...
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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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fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve UUID but gparted shows the correct UUID

I'm running CentOS6 on a PowerSpecG211 with a RAID level 1 array (2x2TB) and a couple of SSD's Yesterday afternoon the partition for /var ran out of space while I was doing some stuff in mysql and ...
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Difference between “fsck -y” vs “fsck -a”

What is the difference between -a and -y parameters of linux fsck? man page does not show me the difference. Thanks
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Major issues with fsck of 10TB ext3 RAID 6 (memory allocation failed, etc.)

I recently added a 7th 2TB drive to a linux md software RAID 6 setup. After md finished reshaping the array from 6 to 7 drives (from 8 to 10TB), I was still able to mount the file system without ...
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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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What exactly mean “potentially inconsistent EBS volumes” and “impaired EBS volumes”?

At Amazon doc one can read an explanation about EBS status check in abstract. I said in abstract cos they don't details what kind of tests they executed, they just mentions the fact they execute ...
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How to corrupt an ext3 partition so that it will undergo fsck to fix automatically at boot? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to corrupt an ext3 partition safely, so that it can be recovered by fsck on next boot, for testing purposes. Thanks!
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FreeNAS ufs root fs bad, recover freenas-v1.db

I'm booting my FreeNAS from an USB stick. But it became bad and won't boot up. bad dir ino {X} at offset {X}: mangled entry I now attached the USB drive to a VM with FreeNAS to mount / or repair ...
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Where do ext3 inode / meta-data reside?

Just a quick question about ext3: Are inodes stored in the same area as file data, or are there separate regions on the disk reserved exclusively for meta-data and others reserved exclusively for ...
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can i say “NO” to “Clone multiply-claimed blocks” in fsck?

I need to know if i can still mount the volume when i tell fsck "no" in that question. i dont need to repair all the files in the volume, i just need recover one single file for this event. the ...
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Hard disk error

There seems to be something wrong with my hard drive, but I'm not sure what, or how to proceed. The first sign of any problems was this: I tried making a new directory on my server, but when I did ...
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Does my server have bad blocks or not?

My server crashed today. It switched the /sda8 device (/home) to read only and the log said "ext3_xattr_block_get: inode 590080: bad block 6" From rescue mode (something my hosting provider offers ...
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e2fsck on a low-memory machine: can I get more out of scratch_files or swap?

I am running CentOS 6 on a 32-bit machine with 1 GB of RAM. I have a 1TB external HDD that I am trying to run e2fsck on. It runs for about an hour and a half and then fails with Error storing ...
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fsck on shutdown instead of startup

Usually, fsck it is executed automatically at startup after n reboots. Sometimes it can be really slow and delays the computer startup in more than 30 minutes. Is there any way to run fsck at ...
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What is using the memory when e2fsck is running? [duplicate]

I am having trouble running e2fsck due to memory limitations, as detailed in this question. In the course of investigating that, I came upon something that may be of more general interest, so I will ...
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How to force fsck on root filesystem on Voyage Linux

I have a Voyage Linux (a Debian derived system) computer (which is headless, ie no display). The root filesystem is marked as corrupted and there are actually some errors. I would like to fix these ...
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Failed volumes on RAID - how to handle?

I've got a situation on a RAID that I've taken over responsibility for recently and really could use some advice. I hope I haven't mucked it up to much. A couple server on the ad-hoc cluster I'm ...
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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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Centos 6.3 - Error during filesystem check (/opt)

When I rebooted my server I got the following error: What can I do to get the server back up? I tried running lvremove /dev/vg1/snaps but get the message: File based locking initialization failed I ...
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If a machine has an unclean shutdown AND the time has expired for a fsck, which message will get printed?

OS is CentOS 5. Generally after an unclean shutdown, the CentOS startup text will display something about a fsck being needed due to an unclean shutdown. (I can't remember the exact text off the top ...
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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 ...