[Dirvish] Backup dies with out a trace
dirvish at rain4us.net
Wed Mar 5 15:13:09 UTC 2008
Michael Kindermann wrote:
> some times the backup crashes the server horrably. The server
> simply stops with an arbitrary kerneloops, which only could be seen on
> the console. You have cold reboot.
I experienced similar problems once. I had THREE different problems
that caused the SAME symptoms.
1) a corrupt reiserfs volume CAN lock up your server. For this reason,
I no longer use reiserfs--especially for Dirvish.
2) a swap partition existed on a drive that had failed[*]. Losing that
swap space corrupted memory and sent the server down.
3) a drive associated with a dirvish bank went south and took out the
server (presumably because the reiserfs got corrupt -- another reason
why I don't use reiserfs)
[*]Note to self, when using software RAID1, raid the swap partition too! :)
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