[SATLUG] RAID5 Recovery - COMPLETED --> YEE HAW!!!

Travis Runty trunty at linuxismybff.com
Thu Aug 27 20:53:24 CDT 2009


Congrats!  While I was not able to offer any useful input on this issue it
was a great learning experience and example of how helpful this list can
be.  Virtual beers to Don and Sam!

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 8:09 PM, David Labens <adlabens at swbell.net> wrote:

> 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 ]
>
> where:
>
>     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
>
> OPTIONS
>  -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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