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    Server reboot. How long should it take?

    I have a virtual managed server over on Webmasters.com and I am currently waiting for the server to reboot. It has been over an hour with this message:

    Your server is being rebooted right now and is currently undergoing a critical File system scan.

    I have 20 sites hosted on this server with about 10 gigs of data. Just how long should something like this take? Just had this happen last month with a reboot time of over 2 hours right during prime time.

    Maybe it's time to move on to another server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman2k
    I have a virtual managed server over on Webmasters.com and I am currently waiting for the server to reboot. It has been over an hour with this message:

    Your server is being rebooted right now and is currently undergoing a critical File system scan.

    I have 20 sites hosted on this server with about 10 gigs of data. Just how long should something like this take? Just had this happen last month with a reboot time of over 2 hours right during prime time.

    Maybe it's time to move on to another server.
    The "critical file system scan" can take a few hours - get comfy.

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    Yeah, if it keeps happening it may be time for a new drive. It could take many hours depending on how much data there is.

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    I just endured one of these last month. Is this a sign of a dying server?

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    The critical file scan can alert a a drive going bad, to be on the safe side I would recommend having it changed as soon as possible to avoid any dataloss.

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    Exactly stated above a critical scan is a sign of things to come. Usually means power was loss to the server or a crash occurred to the server. And yes it can take a few hours depending on the size of the drive so sit back and get a drink and pray it comes back up.

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    If it finds an error, it attempts (usually successfully) to fix it. YOu need switch to new one as you are facing this problem frequently.

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    Usually it should be done within few mins, but as others said file system scan sometimes takes HOURS at least... so u should give them sometime.

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    FSCK isn't usually done in a few minutes, I would have them check the drive and make sure it isn't going bad, and/or replace it.

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    Well guess what? They are replacing the HD as we speak. So maybe I should just take my phone off the hook until they are done.

    The sad thing is it had just come back online and I would have gladly waited until late tonight for them to replace the hardware. Nothing like being down in primetime!

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