[svlug] Files That Will Not Delete

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Mon Nov 3 21:20:35 PST 2014


On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 07:56:44PM -0500, Steve Litt wrote:

> The smartctl measurements I pay attention to are Current_Pending_Sector
> and Offline_Uncorrectable. If I find either one non-zero, I shut it
> down, boot System Rescue CD, grab what I can, go to Tigerdirect's
> bricks and morter store, and buy a new drive.

Eh, writing zeroes to the entire drive often revives it. Then again,
I'm probably more tolerant of errors than you are, because I have 3
copies of all of my data.

-- greg






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