[Novalug] need help: server freezing / locking up
richard.ertel at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 14:33:27 EDT 2009
final update on this:
turns out the problem was one of the 1TB WD drives. now that it is out
of the system, i've been up and running continuously for 3 days.
in case anyone is wondering, my final hdd config is: two 500 GB
partitions, one from each 1.5 TB drive, in a RAID-1 array. i store all
non-backed up data on this 500 GB partition. the remaining three 1 TB
partitions (one each on the two 1.5 TB drives, the third on the "good"
1TB drive) are all standalone filesystems, no RAID or LVM. these four
filesystems are named "1", "2", "3" and "4". i have a "storage"
directory in the same location as these 4 mounts, which contains
symlinks to all subdirs. to get to "photos", i simply go to
/mnt/fileserver/storage/photos instead of /mnt/fileserver/1/photos
so i can move photos anytime, then simply update one symlink, and all
shortcuts otherwise stay the same.
so far, i'm pleased with the new setup.
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 06:51, Anthony Soucek <monkeywrenchit at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably stupid, but, We had an error when trying to build 2 tb
> partitions in a raid 6 array, because the replication between drives needed
> a small additional space for logging, It was a hard limit in the software
> because we tried to use every available bit of disk space. perhaps you
> could format the drives with slightly smaller partitions or containers.
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Richard Ertel <richard.ertel at gmail.com>
>> i guess i'll use 'lm-sensors' ( http://www.lm-sensors.org/ )
>> maybe even run it in a loop every 10 sec or so and cat it to a log...
>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 17:04, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
>> > cpu temperature monitoring
>> > there also are some linux programs that will monitor cpu temp and
>> > fanspeed
>> > so you do not just have to look from the bio screen (ro whatever it is
>> > called at boot). i had to splice a power cord to my northbridge fan
>> > while
>> > waiting for a replacemnet in the mail and i installed one to use under
>> > gnome. it is sensors-applet 2.2.1 at
>> > http://sensors-applet.sourceforge.net/
>> > it has an alarm setting also if temp goes to high.
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