Linux says recovering journal

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We had to pull the plug on a linux box. I am relatively new to linux, and the following happened when we switched it on again. It started to boot and is now saying: /dev/md0: recovering journal It has been doing this for about an hour. Should I leave it, or do I need to worry? Thank you

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The filesystem could be damaged. I would wait until the recovering ends.

Is this a production machine ? a server ?

If the boot process get stuck there, and you have important data on the disk, you might want to boot from a live-CD, mount it for read only, and backup your data.

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  • Galucio
    It may also be an issue with the hard disk, much like the checkdisk utility that would run in Windows, Linux will attempt to recover the filesystem journal if the filesystem is damaged/corrupted, which can be caused by a hardware problem within the drive itself.
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  • BangaloreRider
    I think the issue is with /etc/fstab. u can enable or disable disk checking by configuring the entries in /etc/fstab. If you dont want to check the disk every time you boot, u can rather disable it.
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