Forgive for posting what is possibly a “dumb-a##” question, but I need to ask those with more experience than about the possible implications of bad blocks on a newly purchased vps (vm) hard disk.
The situation is as follows. I just purchased a new vps with an amazing price. However, before doing -anything- (not even logging as root over ssh) I tested the hard disk twice using the following command:
#e2fsck -f /dev/vda4
I have run the above test 2 times, roughly ~24 hours between each test and they both showed the presence of bad blocks:
My questions are
1.) How significant is this problem in the long-run?
2.) Am I better cutting my losses now and finding a different vps host that doesn’t have bad blocks on the vm?
My worry is that bad blocks on a newly launched vm / vps with zero traffic will eventually lead to significant disk write errors & bugs as the server usage & traffic increases.