Greetings and Happy Holidays,
I have a machine with a three hdd RAID5. One drive failed completely and another had some (11) bad sectors. After replacing the failed drive I did a forced rebuild, rebuild tree, etc. I then replaced the drive with the bad sectors and rebuilt again.
The machine appears to be fine but to be sure I want to verify all the RPM packages.
I created a list of all the packages using the RPM query command. Now I want to verify that the packages are okay.
A friend suggested using xarg with the list I created to automate the task. There lies the rub. Documentation for xarg is scarce. After reading AwesomeMachines excellent DD command article the brain bulb lit up and came up with this post.
Not sure if it matters, but the machine:
SuSE 9.2 Pro
3 x 250GB SATA HDD
This is a backup machine.
Thanks in advance.