Re: Copy process over hardware failure is endless

Hello Frank, Keith,

On Mon, 7 Sep 2009 20:42:01 +0200 Frank Dietrich <ABLEsoft gmx de> wrote:


wwp <subscript free fr> wrote:
In /var/log/messages I'm getting tons of:
Sep  7 14:48:03 monolith kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdd] Add. Sense: No
additional sense information Sep  7 14:48:32 monolith kernel: sd
8:0:0:0: [sdd] Sense Key : No Sense [current] Sep  7 14:48:32
monolith kernel: Info fld=0x0

Wouldn't it be more secure for your data to save first the whole
partition/disc with ddrescue or similar, to reduce the stress on the
dying disc? And after that copying your important data from this
image? The only reason which could prevent you not to do this could be
the size of the disc.

Yes that's probably what I'll do. I appreciate your suggestion (and
Keith's) one. Both suggestion will be hard to deploy, as it seems my
disk self-powers down regularly.

Anyway I think I've determined (by killing a locked-down mc instance,
huh) that the system or relevant sub-system was still in a loop of
retries, meaning that mc is probably not culprit here. I presume it
doesn't even has the cpu cycles enough to propose interaction to the
user, allowing to abort.

Thanks to all and sorry for the noise!



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