LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
JeremyBoden
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 939

Rep: Reputation: 174Reputation: 174
Disk approaching a SMART fail condition


According to SMART, a 1TB disk on my desktop is approaching a fail condition.
Currently I have 21 bad sectors, which has been slowly increasing over the last couple of months.
It's about 4 years old.
This disk has both / and /home partitions.

I have a spare 1TB disk (a more recent model), I also have a file level backup of all files on an external disk + a copy of the MBR.

Should I:-
Boot from CD and
a) Connect the new disk to the PC & use the dd command?
or
b) Partition the new disk and do a file level restore?

The new disk claims to use to use 4K hardware sectors, but which appear to software as 512 byte sectors...
 
Old 08-08-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
smallpond
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: CentOS 6 (pre-systemd)
Posts: 2,614

Rep: Reputation: 703Reputation: 703Reputation: 703Reputation: 703Reputation: 703Reputation: 703Reputation: 703
If your old disk partitions use the standard layout then they are misaligned for your 512e drive. I would use rsync to copy files.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Errors reported by the SMART Disk Monitoring Daemon FEL Linux - Hardware 4 11-19-2013 07:15 AM
check Negative egrep condition in an if condition novicunix Programming 5 02-02-2013 01:52 AM
SMART disk analyser for Gnome hydraMax Linux - Software 5 01-24-2011 04:40 AM
smart warning disk failing drmjh Linux - General 15 02-03-2008 10:35 AM
How to get SMART values for SCSI disk in Linux? Prassanta SUSE / openSUSE 1 03-15-2006 09:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration