[Dirvish] Explanation Needed of Error Message -- Update

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Aug 16 15:19:42 UTC 2012

On Sun, 12 Aug 2012, madworm_de.dirvish at spitzenpfeil.org wrote:

> blkid /dev/<partition>

   New drive installed, formatted as ext3, and UUID determined and entered in
/etc/fstab to be mounted on /media/hd0.

   It's been a couple of years since I set up dirvish and I'm not seeing what
else I need to do to start using this new drive. The
/etc/dirvish/master.conf remains, and so does the cron job. I vaguely recall
needing to manually run a base backup to the drive for each of the defined
vaults in the single bank (only one host being backed up). Reading Jason
Boxman's HOWTO I'm not seeing what remains to be done. Pointers to the rest
of the process are appreciated.

   On a related topic: while laptop hard drives are meant to be turned on and
off, I'm wondering if doing so with the failed WD Caviar Blue drive
shortened its life. Since the PC-1 with a hard drive there's always been the
debate about leaving a system with the hard drive spun up or shutting it
down each night. I know that hard drives have improved over the past 3
decades but would like your opinions on whether to leave this external drive
on continuously or shut it off in the morning and turn it on in the evening.


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