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The Lounge War Stories Wrong Array... Post 303026952 by Peasant on Wednesday 5th of December 2018 12:11:56 PM
Old 12-05-2018
I have similar story regarding UPS, diesel motor and not so automatic power switch Smilie
Needless to say i got a call in 3 in the morning, jumped on my bike, drove to DC to see sweaty engineers with laptops everywhere.
The senior management was also there, breading behind our necks - which did not speed up the process, rather slowed it down.

So i joined the party and started breaking sweat, to find some NFS clustered UFS filesystems needed fsck (big filesystems), but the clusterware timeout happend due to lasting to long.
Then when timeout occurred, the package was switched to another node, started fsck again ... nightmare loop to say.

Was happy since i prepared ZFS some days ago and clustered to do migration to new storage, so i offlined and unmanaged the package in question, mounted the UFS in read only and ran couple of rsyncs.
By the time everything else got up, everything but couple of TB filesystems mostly used for archive, were done.
The NFS was accessible immediately so apps can write, but data was continuously pouring for the rest of the day, and checksuming in the days that followed Smilie

It went pretty well (no major consequence in general, except downtime), for which part i blame enterprise storage batteries which held the data in cache and flushed it to disks when powered back on again.
Among other things, since this was a extremely mixed environment hardware and operating system wise.

Regards
Peasant.
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starting(7)						 Miscellaneous Information Manual					       starting(7)

NAME
starting - event signalling that a job is starting SYNOPSIS
starting JOB=JOB INSTANCE=INSTANCE [ENV]... DESCRIPTION
The starting event is generated by the Upstart init(8) daemon when a new instance of a job begins starting. The JOB environment variable contains the job name, and the INSTANCE environment variable contains the instance name which will be empty for single-instance jobs. init(8) will wait for all services started by this event to be running, all tasks started by this event to have finished and all jobs stopped by this event to be stopped before allowing the job to continue starting. This allows jobs to effectively insert themselves as dependencies of other jobs. The event is typically combined with the stopped(7) event by services. Job configuration files may use the export stanza to export environment variables from their own environment into the starting event. See init(5) for more details. EXAMPLE
A service that wishes to be running whenever another service would be running, started before and stopped after it, might use: start on starting apache stop on stopped apache A task that must be run before another task or service is started might use: start on starting postgresql SEE ALSO
started(7) stopping(7) stopped(7) init(5) Upstart 2009-07-09 starting(7)

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