[IMC-Dissent-admin] Re: [Deskaheh-sysadmin] Bad file size on Big
Muddy sql dump file, backup problem ?
finn at animal-liberation.org.nz
Wed Jun 15 22:06:17 PDT 2005
Righto, the problem has been caused by the DMA/disk problems Deskaheh is
having. This may be caused by a recent update [looks like Ski is
updating the box right now], or it could be a hardware failure.
If the database is as mangled as the nzdada one, then there is no hope
for it. Good news though, there is a usuable backup that is only a
couple of days old. I'll download these just in case.
I can turn DMA off, but this will require a reboot to take effect - I'm
a little worried that the server won't come back up. Does anyone have
physical access to the computer [and better yet, can get it up if it's
sick?]. I'm not sure if that will fix the problem. I'm also not
sure if rebooting in the middle of a system update is a very wise thing
to do .. [that thing has been compiling for days ..]
I'm leaving the country in a few days, so I _really_ don't have time for
this. We need to do something quickly though, before we lose Hamilton
too. Can anyone help out? I only really have today, and perhaps a few
hours over the next two days.
Ski, are you still rsyncing the dada sites?
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 01:34:00PM -0400, john milton wrote:
> I just backed up Big Muddy and Hamilton database dump files, as I do
> from time to time. This one was at 13:30 hrs EDT Tuesday.
> The ".sql.gz" file for Big Muddy was only about 108 bytes long, last
> time I backed it up it was 1.53 meg, which is the expected size
> The Hamilton file was the expected size.
> I've no idea why Big Muddy was small...
> I'll try again tomorrow, after the next backup file has been generated,
> and report.
> Peace: John Milton
> Email: john at johnmilton.ca
> Web: johnmilton.ca
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