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Faulty system drive

I use a Compact Flash card as the system drive in my server. The purpose of this is to keep it cool and to keep the noise down. It doesn’t have any fans or moving parts at all, so it’s completely silent. A blue led is the only thing telling it’s powered on. Today I received reports in the mail about read errors on that drive:

Jan 29 12:20:17 warhammer kernel: [2067530.622415] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled sense code
Jan 29 12:20:17 warhammer kernel: [2067530.622422] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
Jan 29 12:20:17 warhammer kernel: [2067530.622434] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] [descriptor]
Jan 29 12:20:17 warhammer kernel: [2067530.622499] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
Jan 29 12:20:17 warhammer kernel: [2067530.622514] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 c4 ce 28 00 00 08 00

 

Probably nothing more to do than exchanging the CF card to another one. I’ll use Clonezilla Live to migrate the system. I’ll probably upgrade to Oneiric Ocelot while I’m at it too…

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