[Novalug] need help: server freezing / locking up
richard.ertel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 13:27:24 EDT 2009
all that is currently hooked up is 2 HDDs (1 system drive, 1 storage drive)
and some fans and i think a video card. i haven't had the sides on the case
since i started troubleshooting it a few weeks ago. i have already
thoroughly un-dusted it with compressed air.
i probably should have mentioned all these things in the thread previously.
apologies for not being clear.
also, i bought a power supply tester yesterday at microcenter and hooked it
up, it reported all is ok. i know that's not the end-all to PSU discussion,
but i figured that data combined with the fact that i ran this PSU with 5
drives for the past few years, and it now is locking up with just 2 drives
attached, should decrease the likelihood of the PSU being the culprit.
if i scan the 2nd 1TB HDD tonight and it also locks up, then i'll swap the
PSU. but if it doesn't lock up, i'm gonna be looking hard at the drive that
did cause it to freeze.
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 13:19, Peter Larsen <plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
> On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 12:42 -0400, Richard Ertel wrote:
> server just locked up while running badblocks on one of the 1TB
> drives. got to just over 50%.starting to get suspicious.
> i'll run badblocks on the other drive tonight to verify that i have
> the "trouble drive" narrowed down.
> It's not your drives per se then that's bad. Try running with less stuff in
> the box (less power consumption). Try running with the case open for better
> cooling; if either works it's a temp/power issue (usually they go together).
> A good vacuume may fix that. Sometimes the airflow is bad in the box when
> you have it full, so a few more holes or fans may be needed.
> I think several people have already stated that you may need another PSU.
> Put a meter on the box and see how much wattage it's drawing. If it's close
> to the max, I would consider upgrading the PSU first.
> Best Regards
> Peter Larsen
> Wise words of the day:
> Manchmal stehe nachts auf und installier's mir einfach...
> -- H0arry @ IRC
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