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Re: [opensuse] mdadm keeps breaking my array
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 09:44:21 +0000
  • Message-id: <200901250944.21987.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 24 January 2009 13:57:13 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Saturday, 2009-01-24 at 12:38 -0000, Bob Williams wrote:
You need smartmontools installed - then try something like this:

smartctl -a <disk device>

Thank you. Both devices in the array passed:

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

Ok, but you need to trigger the actual tests. First the short test,
then the long one. The explanation is in the man page. You trigger it,
then wait till it finishes. You can continue using the computer during
the test.

Trigger only one side of the array each time - IMO.

Both disks passed the extended (long) test (whew!), so that narrows down
the problem to the cabling, or maybe the controller card.

Many thanks for your help, guys. As usual, I've learnt a lot :)

Bob
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