HAMMER Update - 16-July-2008
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Thu Jul 17 17:27:47 PDT 2008
:Now that you brought it up -- what would you expect to happen if
:you did pull the power plug?
If you physically power down a hard drive by pulling its power plug,
and it happens to have been writing at th etime, you have a very good
chance of destroying the disk.
This happened to me a year or two ago... remember when I posted about
having to restore crater from backups? A power failure and no UPS
software caused my systems to do an uncontrolled power down and I wound
up with multiple disk errors and lost several disks.
<dillon at backplane.com>
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