HELP! Disappearing Files

Darrin M. Gorski Darrin at
Thu Nov 18 16:53:05 GMT 1999

Are you running a volume manager on that disk? I've seen volume managers
attempt to 'fix' an unbroken volume. Especially in the case of mirroring.

On Fri, 19 Nov 1999, Robert Steinmetz wrote:

> I have just run  into a new and scary problem. On a Sparc fileserver
> running Solaris 2.6 one of the user file systems has suddenly began to
> start deleting all files. The 4 GB filesystem goes from 67% full to 2%
> in a matter of minutes. We can find no process running on the Sun to
> account for this. The filesystem is shared to Windows NT machines using
> Samba. I am at lose to explain it. We have restored the file system from
> tape once today and it has happened again.
> The only recent change is the replacement a different hard disk with a
> new larger one, all files were restored from a back up tape and it
> seemed to be working after the change.
> ANY suggestions for isolating the problem appreciated.
> --
> Robert Steinmetz, AIA
> Principal
> Steinmetz & Associates

Darrin M. Gorski <Darrin at>

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