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fscked twice this week.

jtn
Grafter
Posts: 38
Registered: 04-04-2007

fscked twice this week.

Hi
I've had to run fsck twice this week to clear inodes and other such stuff. Is this an indication that my hard drive is about to quit?
Cheers
Jon
4 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,729
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: fscked twice this week.

Sounds like it to me.
I found out that one mine was on the way out, when tripwire started showing that random files where changing.
Chilly
Superuser
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Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: fscked twice this week.

Yes, I think your hard drive is dropping hints that all is not well.
Making sure data backups are up to date, and keeping them so, would be a good idea at this point.
David
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: fscked twice this week.

I was checking details on "dd" to create a clone of my hard disk, and got reminded of "dd_rescue"
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Dd_rescue
Chilly
rmerewood
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Posts: 25
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: fscked twice this week.

Quote from: jtn
Is this an indication that my hard drive is about to quit?

You could have a look at http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/