[H-GEN] Problem with Irix disc drive / file system.

Hilton Travis QuarkAudioVisual at gmx.net
Thu Jan 10 20:44:06 EST 2002


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Hi Greg,

On Fri, 2002-01-11 at 11:25, Greg Black wrote:
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> Ewan Edwards wrote:
> 
> | At this point I am thinking that maybe there is an area of the disc surface 
> | that has become defective.  My main problem is that I don't know enough about 
> | Irix or SGI systems to know how to proceed from here, or, if there are any 
> | utilities etc. that I might be able to use to salvage the file system and/or 
> | any data off the disc.
> 
> This is why we make backups and now is the time to get them out
> so you can restore your data to the new disk you are going to
> install to replace that dead one which you're going to toss in
> the bin.

Sounds like the way to go.  If fsck comes up with a media error, the
disk is on its way out.

> Of course, if there are no backups and if the data is really
> very important and can only be found on the dead disk and if you
> have the budget for it, you can try to get a professional data
> restoration done -- but don't stress the disk any more yourself
> in that case.

This also sounds like good advice!  :)

I have played with Irix a bit a while back, but know of nothing else
that you can do, except restore the backups.

Regards,
HiltonT


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