Today, and maybe for the next few days, primes.utm.edu will have
temporary outages as I try to fix a disk problem. Sorry...
More specifically: I seem to be very very unlucky. I have the
server set up with two drives in a RAID configuration. Everything
is relatively new and under warrentee so life was suppose to be
good. The secondary master died (bzzzt-click, bzzzzt-click....
system can not find drive...) so I got a new one from Maxtor and
popped it in a couple days ago and asked the machine to resync. It
resynced to about 64% and the primary master started to fail
(unrecoverable seek errors; multiple bad sectors...) and the resync
is failing (days later it is at 41%). (Those few who watch the
system closely surely notice I had shut off much of the routine
database maintanace--verification/rereanking... while it tried to
If someone has advice please contact me OFF LIST: caldwell@...
I have reasonable backups and should be able to get this going by
removing the failing disk and restarting from backups... but one
should not have both new drives fail either.
First though I will try getting one last new backup...