Stuck in work

Well, at half past midday today I got a phone call.. one of the RAID arrays used by a research group had a problem after an accidental knocking of the power cord out of the back of the UPS which powered the said array.

Now, it’s nearly 6pm and the fsck on one of the 1 terrabyte partitions has been running for about five hours and has found lots of duplicate block entries, so I’m sitting here in work waiting for it to finish so I can reboot the machine (to allow the other partitions to be NFS exported) before running fsck on the damaged partition again overnight (with the -y option this time and the output redirected to a file).

Oh well.