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Old 04-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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FIlesystem Problem

I have a server that is used for VM's.
It was working fine until today.
We have a simple structure:

/dev/sda3 on /vm1 type jfs (rw,iocharset=utf8) = VM's config files
/dev/sdb2 on /vm2 type jfs (rw,iocharset=utf8) = VM's disks

Today I had to change the RAM on one of the VM's , and I got the folowwing message:

Cannot open configuration file "/vm1/vm01w/Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx": Read-only file system.

I tried to create a simple text file with vi and wasn't able to save it. It seems that it really is read-only.

I have no idea what occurred, and it only seems to have occurred on this volume, as the same test I did with the vi worked on the other volume (/vm2)

Any Ideas??
Old 04-30-2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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Try remounting the volume as read-write:

mount -o remount,rw /vm1
Old 04-30-2008, 09:36 AM   #3
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and if that even do not work for you then last option for you is to reboot. But its better to remount first.
Who wants downtime??


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