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how often do you run fsck on your server ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Radio_Head, Nov 4, 2005.

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How often do you execute shutdown now -r -F ?

  1. weekly

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. monthly

    8.7%
  3. each six months

    4.3%
  4. Yearly

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Everytime I have a problem with HD

    34.8%
  6. NEVER

    52.2%
  1. Radio_Head

    Radio_Head Well-Known Member

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    how often do you run fsck (shutdown now -r -F) on your server ?
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    I only run it when needed, i.e. if I find disk issues. Linux will run FSCK itself if you have a dirty filesystem (e.g. often after a crash). I don't think it's a great idea to do it regularly as it's the type of tool that can trash your filesystem completely if it encounters problems, such as datacenters thinking your server is down in the middle of a long FSCK (which can take hours) and then the disk is toast.
     
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    Yes, and isn't the -F to over-ride journaling, which doesn't like fsck?
     
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