28 Sep 2000 AustinBlues   » (Journeyer)

My dayjob's office is going distributed and virtual. Somebody dropped the ball and the new office won't be built-out until a month or two after the old lease runs out. Now we have to tease apart years of cruft, and stacks of shared two gig drives. Wasabi has a new 30GB drive and I have one more day to get all the imported filesystems moved onto the new drive. Either we are hammering it too hard and it is dying, overheating, take your pick, or it is bad. I copy and I get I/O errors. I've tried tarring and untarring, similar results. Lots of permissions denied as root (the other Solaris boxes don't necessarily extend root priviledges)! I end up with directories with no contents, not even . and .. and I can't delete them. I've run fsck 3-4 times cleaning up the mess and then creating another one. I have successfully tarred onto the original drive with no problems. I can move it to the new drive and it compares. Now to try expanding the tarball from either the old drive or the new drive on to the new drive with no NFS volumes involved. The new drive is noisy too. Just two screws holding it the skids. I like solid equipment that doesn't rattle. I sleep better at night.

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