Checking disk on SUSE Linux with Hardware RAID (Mirror 2x drives)

I have a SUSE Linux 10.2 server (kde 3.5.5) with hardware RAID configuration (2 hard drives, mirrored).

I want to run the equivalent of Windows CHKDSK on the Linux server and I read that FSCK is the utility I want to use. But I have also read that running CHKDSK on a physical (hardware) RAID system can actually corrupt and destroy the operating system installation. Obviously I would like to avoid this.

Is there a way to run fsck (or another linux utility) that can check the surface of my hard drives  without destroying the installation? I would prefer to not have to bring the server offline but will if I have to.

Thanks!
Dan
LVL 1
filtrationproductsAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
pilson66Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try to install vendor`s software for your RAID controller, and use vendor`s utility.
0
 
woolmilkporcCommented:
fsck does not check any surface, only filesystem integrity and consistency.

A true hardware check should be carried out using the tools that came with your hardware RAID adapter.

wmp
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.