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Force fsck on headless servers and remote macs
Authored by: Nem on Aug 18, '10 09:12:35AM

I don't think this is a good idea. I've been a SysAdmin for 10+ years and I know its a bother (and often boring), but you should be sitting in front of a machine watching it fsck. If its not physically convenient, hire somebody else to watch it (that's what interns are for).

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Force fsck on headless servers and remote macs
Authored by: bitwise on Aug 18, '10 01:43:33PM

I use this process too. It's just a way of doing a safe boot remotely. Is your concern with Apple's safe boot mechanism? Have you ever seen a safe boot cause harm? I've wondered this myself, but have never seen it happen. I will agree that doing this in the middle of the night with no one local to help if necessary is asking for trouble. But this seems to go for any system restart, and especially one with a less than fully healthy startup drive.



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