dumping large partition to USB drive fails
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 27 06:12:10 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 03:32:21PM +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:09:48 +0200
> Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 10:45:07PM -0400, Yoshihiro Ota wrote:
> > > It's probabry your disk is dying based on your output.
> > >
> > > I've being using GELI for while, i.e. like a year, with dump/resotre,
> > > too. I never had problems with dump/restore.
> > >
> > > My disk also failed recently with very similer messages.
> > >
> > The weird thing is, when I use the USB disk without encryption, it works
> > fine.
> what happens if you dump your GELI partition first, and then the others?
I haven't tried that yet. But I did try dumping to another USB disk with
identical harddisk but slightly different enclosure, which worked
fine. So I guess that Yoshihiro is right, and the disk is crapping
out. Or the enclosure is malfunctioning.
Unfortunately I can't check the drives with smartctl; they produce an SCSI
error. I'll try 'camcontrol defects', and see if that turns up anything.
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