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Re: [Dailydave] The Small Company's Guide to Hard Drive Failure and Linux
From: Gadi Evron (gelinuxbox.org)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2005 - 16:02:49 CST
Dragos Ruiu wrote:
> On November 18, 2004 06:49 am, Dave Aitel wrote:
>>Some good stuff about disk drives.
> I was cleaning out some old mail messages and ran across dave excellent tome
> about disks, and finally read it :-).
> I wanted to add an addenda:
> Often failing disks can be rejuvenated with a little trick I called
> the "Muppet Labs Disk Rejuvenator":
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hda bs=512k
> (or whatever drive is appropiate)
What's lovely about Linux is that if you copy *every* file to a new
partition, it will pretty much work perfectly.
Why bother with mirroring when the HDD is half dead?
I still believe that this should teach us one thing and that's - backup! :)
I should kind of remember that myself..
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