[kwlug-disc] Server hard start

Chris Frey 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.

- Chris




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