[clug] S.M.A.R.T message for hd failure

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Jan 31 23:42:30 GMT 2008

On Fri, 1 Feb 2008, steve jenkin wrote:

> Summary:
> As another post advised - run the Linux SMART utility to check the drive.
> Make sure you have second, safe copies of important data.

I'd make that "make sure you have at least three copies of your important 

Run RAID-1.  Disks are cheap - they really are.

Have off-site backups.  This is MUCH more work, but when your server 
catches fire, you'll be less unhappy :)

> sj

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