[Systems] [SLOBS] Ailing drive on housetree

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 22:51:51 EST 2011

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-11-11 at 22:32 -0500, Chris Leonard wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org>
>> wrote:
>>         Today I finally figured out why housetree was reporting high load
>>         occasionally without any apparent activity on the VMs.
>>         It turns out that sdb is dying, and we didn't even have smartd running.
>>         Luckily, sdb is part of RAID1 arrays with triple-redundancy. We could
>>         continue operating with 2 drives for some time, but I'd feel safer if we
>>         replaced the drive as soon as possible. After all, the remaining drives
>>         are the same model and have been operating for the same amount of time
>>         (806 days).
>> Bernie,
>> My personal rule is that failed drives, even if they are only hot
>> spares should be replaced as soon as possible.  Does this require
>> expenditure of funds beyond your SLOBs delegated limit?   If so, then
>> hardware failure replacement like this needs to be added to your
>> authorization as a general case.  The only e-mail you should have to
>> send to get a replacement ordered is to your favorite vendor.
> The cost for a new drive should be within my existing cap of $200, but
> you're right: we should have a higher pre-authorized expense limit for
> emergency hardware replacements.
> BTW: just in case, I'm pre-seeding the filesystem of jita.sugarlabs.org
> on treehouse.
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> Bernie Innocenti
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Walter Bender
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