Mar 28, 2019
Using cron to schedule an FSCK
The following example syntax will add a weekly scheduled scan-only fsck and output the results to a log file for review. :
enter the following text substituting partition with your root partition.
@weekly fsck -nv /dev/*partition* > /var/log/weekly_fsck
When saving, do not change the existing file name.
This does not eliminate the need for a fsck.
You will still need to schedule a manual fsck.
To Force a fsck using shutdown command :
shutdown -rF now
Bypass a fsck using shutdown command :
shutdown -rf now
Note: Capital F will Force a FSCK, lowercase f skips a FSCK.
FSCK will sometimes require the root password be entered on the console in order to repair some issues with the filesystem, contact our support department if your server does not respond after a reboot.