5220 Appliance File System errors at Reboot - Check Forced
Had a situation last week where our 5220 running 2.5.1 as Master / Media server had file system errors detected at boot time and a check was forced.
The check failed, a message was displayed to run fsck manually and the unit was put into a maintenance mode with a root login prompt, however my normal root password didn't work - it hasn't been changed from the default. The only option on the screen was to enter CONTROL-D to reboot the appliance, after trying this a number of times I booted the unit into single user mode and was able to have a look at the file system. I eventually got the system to boot but it has raised some questions.
The /tmp folder was full of log files, after clearing it out on Friday it is back up to almost 8000 files already, is there a scheduled process to clear down the /tmp folder, my DR appliance which is only used for replication has 146,000 files in /tmp.
What root password is required if the unit is put into maintenance mode ?.
What bootable media could be used to run a file system check with the root file system unmounted.
Would it be possible to make /tmp and /log separate mount points in a future release.