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Re: Emergency: ERROR: _mdfd_getrelnfd: cannot open relation TABLE_NAME: Input/output error

From: Christopher Smith <christopherl_smith(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Emergency: ERROR: _mdfd_getrelnfd: cannot open relation TABLE_NAME: Input/output error
Date: 2005-02-21 22:30:19
Message-ID: 20050221223019.31243.qmail@web14124.mail.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom, 

you are exactly CORRECT.  One scsi down... crap!
 
Thanks for the support and quick response!

Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
Christopher Smith writes:
> ERROR: _mdfd_getrelnfd: cannot open relation TABLE_NAME: Input/output error

This is a hardware failure: your disk drive has dropped some sectors.
I don't think you can do anything about it except go back to your last
backup :-(

Oh, and buy a new disk ASAP, before you lose any more data ...

regards, tom lane

		
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