What has fsck -vcck done, to repair a partition?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Fri Feb 3 17:14:35 UTC 2017

On Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:55:43 -0700, compdoc wrote:
>On 02/03/2017 09:00 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> The file seemingly is repaired, but I don't understand what fsck has
>> done to repair it [1]. Any clues?  
>I couldn't see which drive you were running fsck on, but your T166 320 
>GB drive has at least 3 bad sectors, and theres a good chance the file 
>is damaged.


fsck checked one partition of the drive with the pending sectors.

>I would personally stop testing or even using the drive, and transfer
>it to the new drive as soon as you can.

I'll continue using the drive, as long as the new drive isn't
delivered. Everything excepted of xattrs is backed up to
an external HDD and I'm not going to store new important data on this
drive. I don't need to store the xattrs, but if I should do another
backup, I'll use a live media with a version of tar, that supports
xattrs. Usually I use an old Suse 11.2 install to backup other Linux,
with a tar version, that doesn't support the --xattrs option, but again,
I never missed them after restoring from a backup.


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