Anyone got any thoughts on why disks on a HSZ70 controller pair would suddenly start throwing disks into mount verification?
One particular disk is reproducible in that if you run ANALYZE/DISK across it, it'll repeatedly go into mount verify.
A disk that was replaced (on the assumption that it had failed) spent about 2 days online, then again went mount verify, timed out, then offline. It still mounts on the other host on the shared bus quite happily.
VMS v6.2-1h3, 2 off AS4100, HSZ70 pair between the hosts.
The systems have been happy as a happy thing until this spurt of disk issues.
Doesn't sound like the disk at this point. If this is the only one affected, then look at anything else unique to this drive. Perhaps a bad tray slot, controller or even a marginal power supply. Try swapping parts around. See what changes or moves.
It turned out that one of the disks was part of a stripeset with one failed disk. I still haven't got to the bottom of the disk that went mount verify and then timed out. At the moment, it seems fine so I'm keeping my head down!
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