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So I've been working on this for a couple days now and gotten some results from the field though it's early.... grep "I/O" /var/log/system.log most machines report nothing a few report 1 - 3 errors across any number of days or months (machines tend to get shut down each night so the logs don't get rotated.) a very few report large numbers of I/O errors. We're talking ~25 out of ~2500 computers with a dozen errors a day. diskutil info disk0 | grep -i fail most machines report noting a very small number report failing - about 5 out of 2500 a tiny number report not-supported - about 2 out of 2500 All together, with an incomplete survey of the available hd's, I'm finding around 1% have some signs of problems. Of these 30 or so machines that I've flagged, three have been hand-checked and all of them are reporting media errors and all had to be replaced because erasing them failed. One of those was on a principle's who wondered why things were so bad on the machine - and we got his machine backed up pretty well before trying to erase it. Still looking for better ways to do it.... It bothers me that diskutil verifyDisk / works in terminal but not in ARD.... ARD says "Could not unmount disk" if the machine runs panther. diskutil verifyVolume / curiously works much more of the time but panther reports as "succeeded" whereas tiger reports "verify/repiar finsihed" so you have to grep for the volume line which will have appears to be ok or not.... Curiously a few machines fail even that way.... ' ' ' ' ' ' ''"""""""""""'' ' ' ' ' ' Steven Kolins Alamance-Burlington Schools, NC USA LanTech/Mac Systems Tech 336-570-6060x110 _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Remote-desktop mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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