Ideas To Save Failing System?
drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu Sep 18 11:06:02 PDT 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lowell Gilbert" <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com>
To: "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net>
Cc: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: Ideas To Save Failing System?
> "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net> writes:
> > Is there anything I can do to save this machine? I'm afraid if I
> > off, the disk will be corrupt and it probably won't boot. I'd
> > to make a backup and then replace the disk. Any ideas?
> If you *don't* power it down, you should *still* be afraid that disk
> will be corrupt and it won't boot.
I was but wanted to get what I could.
> If it's networked, try backing up using that.
I thought about that too but no commands were working.
> It's possible that you'll have more success reading the disk if you
> take it out and put it in another machine (using a different drive
> cable, just to be sure), but not likely.
While I was trying various things, the power went out. I thought I was
in trouble but fortunately the system came back up without error and
hasn't had an error since. I have to wonder what might really be
corrupt but everything is working. I guess so far I got lucky! :)
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