[mythtv-users] Hard drive failure...
johnmythtv at crombe.com
Fri Mar 7 05:47:27 UTC 2003
Just out of curiosity, now that my system is up-and-running. What's the
best way to back up the whole thing to a networked drive?
Do a tar or something? Can I do it from the root (/) and get everything
(even "open" files) but excluding my /video partition and mounted samba
shares? In Windows I'd run the system backup program, check a few boxes and
let it rip. What do I do in Mandrake 9 / linux?
P.S. Here's my current mounts:
[root at p800 mythtv]# mount
/dev/hda6 on / type ext3,ext2 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw) --- Don't know what this is! ;-)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620) --- Don't know what this is!
/dev/hda5 on /video type ext2 (rw) --- Don't want to backup this
//192.168.0.6/C on /mnt/C type smbfs (0) --- Don't want to backup this
//192.168.0.6/DVD on /mnt/DVD type smbfs (0) --- Don't want to backup this
//c117787-d/C on /mnt/p4_C type smbfs (0) --- Don't want to backup
//192.168.0.6/V on /mnt/p4_v type smbfs (0) --- Don't want to backup
//c117787-d/X_VIDEO on /mnt/p4_x type smbfs (0) --- Don't want to backup
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan A. Carris" <rac at racarris.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at snowman.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Hard drive failure...
> JC wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Was running Myth CVS just great as of about a week ago. Have about 60gb
> > worth of shows recorded, and then things just "hung". Couldn't even
> > (snip)
> > Now it won't boot again.
> > This PC had run perfectly for about 2 years with Win2k and never a
> > trouble. Do you think turning on the dma stuff as suggested in the
> > setup/faq could have screwed it up? If so, would it really take a few
> > to screw up?
> It is NOT likely a hardware problem. It is likely a corrupt filesystem.
> Type "man fsck", Read, Understand, then Run "fsck". This should get
> your computer back up and running.
> > Also, should I try and switch the file system (using linux default now -
> > ext2 right?) to some journaled one or something "safer"?
> > (snip)
> > JC
> Another alternitive to running a journaled file system, is to mount your
> existing partitions using the "sync" option. IMHO this is a much better
> Linux, by default, sets 'ext2' partitions to be written async. This is
> not a good thing, because data is not written to the disk right a way,
> therefore if you hit the reset button, you are doomed to loose data,
> everytime. (no other OS does this, as far as I know) Mounting the
> filesystems w/ the sync option will definitely sacrifce speed though,
> but is much safer. I say that this is a better option, because it
> doesn't carry the overhead/hassle of a Journeled filesystem and almost
> as safe.
> But, I would only do this if you have setup a seperate partition for you
> video that can still be mounted 'async', so that you don't loose speed
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