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Signs of Drive Failure

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CynProWeb, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. CynProWeb

    CynProWeb Member

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    Hey all.

    I have a server that runs a bunch of personal stuff, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if the following message from cPanel sent in an email to me is a sign of a drive failure, or potential failure waiting to occur

    avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle
    0.07 0.41 0.16 0.06 0.00 99.30
    Device: tps Blk_read/s Blk_wrtn/s Blk_read Blk_wrtn
    cciss/c0d0 2.47 1.62 65.96 11871976 484776888
    dm-0 7.86 1.61 62.53 11832292 459545208
    dm-1 0.00 0.00 0.00 5272 9576
    dm-2 0.43 0.00 3.43 8050 25222000

    My drives are in a RAID 10 array. The underlined portion is what has me concerned as the reads and writes are all 0's. Is this something I should have my colo provider look into?
     
  2. storminternet

    storminternet Well-Known Member

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    It is not showing any unusual behavior. Are you facing consistent high load and/or slow read/write speed for your applications.
    If answer is yes then better to check with your colo provider.
     
  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    The information in that message does not indicate drive failure to me. You can review /var/log/dmesg or /var/log/messages to see if you notice anything related to the state of the drive. What leads you to believe your drive might be failing other than that message?

    Thank you.
     
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