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Syncing filesystem after upgrade

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Hey all,

 

Every time there's an unRAID update I mean to post this question.. so I'm finally doing it.

 

On my main server.. every time there's an update, the server gets to the part where it syncs before reporting plugin updated and informing you of a reboot. My main server (I have 2 others that update as expected) never leaves the syncing phase. It will just sit there all "..." for hours if I let it. Every time there's an update, I normally wait a few minutes and reboot the server and never have an issue. However, it's always there at the back of my mind wondering why.

 

Has anyone seen this? Is there a known fix?

 

Thanks!

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I haven't seen that, but have you checked your thumb drive to make sure it's okay, no bad blocks or filesystem errors? 

That was my first thought.

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Hey.. thanks for the quick reply.

 

I haven't checked the flash drive. Is there a way to do that without pulling it and mounting it in Windows?

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The sync may take a couple of minutes to complete

 

BUT, if you have very heavy I/O happening then it may take considerably longer.  IE:  If you have a preclear running at the time it will more or less never complete until the preclear has finished.

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Hey Squid!

 

I always shut the array down before doing an update to avoid that kind of stuff. I don't have anything going on like a preclear or what have you.

 

The flash drive is pretty old..  it's a Lexar bought directly from Lime maybe pre-4.x..  or during 4.x at the latest.

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6 hours ago, spall said:

I haven't checked the flash drive. Is there a way to do that without pulling it and mounting it in Windows?

There's fsck.fat command which might work (assuming FAT32 on your usb) in maintenance mode pointed at the /dev/ of your USB device, otherwise yup Windows side machine. (Sorry my Linux-cli isn't the best). 

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