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File system journaling won't prevent all disk damage
Authored by: gmachen on Jan 17, '04 12:17:07AM

No! To repeat, ...

/sbin/fsck -y
or
/sbin/fsck -f

... only will address the startup drive.

To do an fsck on other drives, see the following arcane tutorial:

"How To Run fsck To Examine A Non-boot Volume In Mac OS X"

http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/fsck/



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File system journaling won't prevent all disk damage
Authored by: imageworx on Jan 19, '04 11:22:57AM

sbin/fsck -fy will repair a journaled startup volume

You can mount and repair other volumes but need to know the device name.

Personally, I turned journaling off as it does affect the performance. And I would not have journaling on anything but the startup volume (if you must).

OT: I have a Deskstar (aka deathstar) that once in awhile will make a noise. (rrrt rrrt rttt.....rrt rrrtt rrttt....rrrrt rrrtt rrrttt....) then go away. What is that? I'll get that when repairing permissions...or even when I ran Disk Warrior (latest). But nothing is found wrong. Should I replace the drive? SMART indicates the hardware is fine.


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File system journaling won't prevent all disk damage
Authored by: gmachen on Jan 19, '04 12:12:36PM

After twenty years, I see that TheWormyFruitâ„¢ finally wised-up and its new Xserve G5
switched to ECC memory! It's about damn time! (Now if only we lowly consumers could
gain some protection against cosmic rays!)



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