(Yes, I know this event spans several days, but the name was too catchy to pass up on.)
Time to fire up ye olde backup scripts, people. It’s that time of the year again. First, one of my 80 GB disks decided to retire early and take a notable portion of the sectors residing on itself with it. I had a spare disk lying around, though, so I managed to migrate everything over, except for a few files which I could do without. (Who needs those “..” entries anyway, eh?)
Then, to make the start of the new week perfect (even before I had finished my first cup of coffee), a customer of ours’ backup server started complaining about icky filesystem errors. A quick fsck (as quick as fscking 160 GB of bad sectors can be) revealed yet another apostate.