[mythtv-users] sluggish system, potential HD failure, and how best to get back up and runnin
gaberubin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 16:01:58 UTC 2014
My system was extremely non-responsive last night. I saw these messages
spammed to the console:
systemd-journald failed to write entry ignoring read-only
And when I tried to start up certain services like httpd, I saw these
Warning: Unit file of httpd.service changed on disk, 'systemctl --system
>From some basic google searching, it appears these messages are symptoms of
a hard drive going bad. This is not that surprising that this HD would go
bad because it is fairly old.
So I am thinking of replacing it (unless anyone believes this indicates
something that is not HD failing). This HD contains the OS (Fedora) and
database and all non-media files (I have all my recordings on a newer 2TB
drive segregating the DB off that). I had two questions:
1) Is getting a SSD worth it? Will it speed up my performance? Is there
an issue with storing the DB and having the multiple writes that occur
daily on the DB be on a SSD?
2) Assuming the dying drive is not dead yet, what is the easiest way to
mirror the drive over to a new drive so I don't have to do a full
re-install and set up (and remember) all my configurations. Just setting
up lirc can take a few hours, so I would prefer to avoid doing a reinstall
of myth from scratch.
Thanks in advance
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