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On Mon, 3 Jun 2002, Chris Albertson wrote:
> It seems to be "going around." My computer here crashed too with
> a failed hard drive.
> Now that you have had some experiance with it, how does the dual
> CPU system compare to the single CPU system. I'd not expect
> double performance.
> Next time you crash a Linux/UNIX system and get to the point of
> needing to do a complete re-install like that do the install on
> a fresh disk and save the old drive. Someone later can tel you
> how to recover the data. It's not hard unless the drive is
> physically damaged.
I've done that before. When it happened to me, the dead disk was corrupt
enough not to allow linux to boot, so placing it as a slave and installing
onto a new drive allowed me to copy the important data files over before
ditching the old drive.
At one of my previous jobs I did have a drive go down in a 3-disk stripe
set under NT. It ended up costing them 13,000 UKP just to get the
MS-Exchange database off that set, as the drive's heads had physically
stuck to the surface.
> --- Tom Droege <email@example.com> wrote:
> > My new dual CPU processor crashed and took with it the results of
> > processing 40 Cds of data. This is only a couple of days of work. I
> > don't
> > regret not backing up sooner, but would have backed up anyway in the
> > next
> > couple of days. Sigh! Someone better at Linux than I could probably
> > have
> > got it going again. But by the time I was done, I ended up
> > formatting both
> > disks. On general principal, I moved the Linux system to the other
> > hard
> > disk. Everything seems to be OK.
> > Tom Droege
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- Re: Crash!
- From: Chris Albertson <email@example.com>