Thursday, February 17, 2005

Big Bad Ass Truck. Never knew that they still exist and running!!! This truck was hauling some machine from the factory where I work. Posted by Hello

This is one of the biggest Moth I've ever seen (Moth is still sibling with Butterfly). It stayed on my front door in the morning. The wingspan is appx 21cm. It so big, it did scared me a bit. It was gone when I came home @ night. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

my Linux Software RAID was failing

Yesterday, I took a peek at the status of my Linux file server, and one of the disk in the RAID-5 volume was failed.

Being blank and pretty newbie in Linux, I absolutely had no idea on how to recover from such event. The volume still intact, but might not be if another disk fails.

I search google and found this link. The Software-RAID HOWTO: Reconstruction

All I need to do is just do the command :

raidhotadd /dev/mdX /dev/sdX

It successfully reconstructed the volume yesterday.

This morning, it failed again. I'm trying to reissue the same command again. If it fails again, maybe it's about time to change the harddisk.

(Well, anyway it's an old pentium III, with some used and old SCSI hard disk. 5 SCSI at only 17Gig each.)