[web-team] READ ONLY filesystem!

Heather star at betelgeuse.starshine.org
Mon Oct 22 00:30:01 PDT 2001


> On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 11:50:59PM -0700, Heather wrote:
> >   It so happens I have a "canary" process which does something fairly
> >   inocuous as a cron job everyday....
> > 
> >   But it never fails, when I go out of town for a weekend a disaster has
> >   to happen with something :(  The filesystem that houses home directories
> >   has gone read-only on us.
> > 
> >   Would someone who is a bit more familiar than me with the normal heartbeat
> >   of the machine PLEASE take a look at what is on its mind before it decides
> >   that anything worse is happening?
> > 
> > I can as usual, be paged...
> 
> svlug.org had some filesystem problems on friday night.

Ahh.  Might have been worthwhile to post a note to the team about it, at least
so we could avoid doing any tweaks that might be lost, while you were making
repairs.

Although I suppose RO should stop -that- ;P

> I did some emergency work on it and brought it back up with init=/bin/bash
> from a secondary backup root partition (the main one is mostly hosed).
> 
> I got the  web server and mailman/exim  to work, but the  machine isn't even
> close to being in a normal state.

*sigh*

> I'm planning on  looking at it more closely tomorrow  and restoring the root
> filesystem from backup.
> 
> Marc

Thanks.  I look forward to the canary's silence...


  . | .   Heather Stern
--->*<--- Starshine Technical Services
  ' | `   SVLUG Web Content Coordinator




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