[mythtv-users] sluggish system, potential HD failure, and how best to get back up and runnin

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 16:08:13 UTC 2014

Hoi Gabe,

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 5:01:58 PM, you wrote:

> 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 messages:
> Warning: Unit file of httpd.service changed on disk, 'systemctl
> --system daemon-reload' recommended.

> 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

 Download the systemrescue image from http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage
 It contains all tools you need. There are also instructions to put it
 on a usb stick

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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