[kwlug-disc] Server hard start
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Mon May 25 15:39:36 EDT 2009
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:48:51PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> We just had power drop in the office, and the machines went down hard
> before I could shut them all down somewhat gracefully.
> My backup/dns server has something like 500gigs, and seems to be wanting
> to do a thorough check on all that before it comes back to life. And
> that's taking forever. Do I have to let it finish checking the HD's? or
> can I skip this. Alternatively, any guesses on how long we have to wait
> before our DNS comes back - an hour? Three?
Is your backup partition by any chance separate from your OS partitions?
If so, let it boot without the check, unmount the backup partition, and
fsck it manually.
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