One of the hard disks in my NetBSD server developed problems … again. This time it was one of the Western Digital VelociRaptors which I use for performance reasons.
The good news is that I didn’t notice for almost two weeks because NetBSD RAIDframe handled the situation smoothly. It kicked the broken disk out of the RAID array, reported the problem in the nightly e-mails (which I somehow missed) and kept the machine up and running. Well done RAIDframe, have a cookie!