David Labens adlabens at swbell.net
Thu Aug 27 20:09:44 CDT 2009

I am MOST PLEASED to announce that our data is back online.  I do not know WHAT we lost, I may NEVER know, but at least 99.99% of it is back online!!!

I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude (& at least a meal to be named later) to both (in no particular order) Don Wright and Sam Leon.  Those two guys went WAY above & beyond the call of duty, even working with me until midnight last night when I know I would have rather been with my family.  But, they stuck with me through the thick of it, answering EVERY SINGLE QUESTION I had (at least once!), and walked me through the entire process.  They made it EASY!!!  Thank you, guys!

And, I appreciate, now more than ever, the presence of SATLUG.  Y'all came through for me when the more "conventional" online forums (ubuntuforums.org and linuxquestions.org) did not.  This surprised me as I'd had good luck with them before.  But, SATLUG came through in & with flying colors.  I am amazed.

Now, it's time to consider another margarita, and a shower, and backup routines!!!

Thank you VERY much!

David Labens

San Antonio, TX

--- On Thu, 8/27/09, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] RAID5 Recovery - File System Check: COMPLETED!
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 7:52 PM

David Labens wrote:
> I'll save you from having to scroll through hundreds of screens of me pushing
>  the "Y" button, but will show you how it finished ...l
> /dev/md0: ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED ***** /dev/md0: 49152/45793280 files
>  (6.6% non-contiguous), 57935665/183146880 blocks root at RCH-SERVER:/#
> I don't know HOW many times I had to hit the "Y" button.  I probably should have asked if there was an "auto-Y" response.  I eventually just pushed the Y
>  button and held it down with my eyes closed for minutes at a time.  I mean, it's not like I'd have recognized it if something had raised a huge red flag!
Check the fsck man page:

fsck  [  -sAVRTNP  ]  [  -C [ fd ] ] [ -t fstype ] [filesys ... ] [--]
[fs-specific-options ]


    Options to different filesystem-specific fsck's are not standardized.  If
in  doubt, please  consult the man pages of the filesystem-specific checker.
Although not guaranteed, the following options are supported by most file system checkers:

 -a     Automatically repair the file system without any questions  (use
this  option with  caution).   Note  that e2fsck(8) supports -a for backwards
compatibility only.  This option is mapped to e2fsck's -p  option  which  is
safe  to  use, unlike the -a option that some file system checkers support.

or even better the e2fsck page:

e2fsck   [  -pacnyrdfkvstDFSV  ]  [  -b  superblock  ]  [  -B  blocksize  ]
[ -l|-L  bad_blocks_file ] [ -C fd ] [ -j external-journal ]
[ -E extended_options ] device

 -a   This option does the same thing as the -p option.  It is  provided  for backwards  compatibility  only; it is suggested that people use -p option whenever possible.

 -p   Automatically repair ("preen") the file system without any questions.

  -- Bruce
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