[SATLUG] RAID5 Recovery - COMPLETED --> YEE HAW!!!
firestorm.v1 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 09:47:31 CDT 2009
I have to admit, this was definitely an interesting tale of courage,
defeat sadness and happiness. I swear it's like watching a major
critical surgery on a loved one from far away.
I am happy to hear that the brain trans-trans-plant was successful. :)
There was a definite amount of nailbiting from the sidelines.
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Samuel Leon<satlug at net153.net> wrote:
> David Labens 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
>> Now, it's time to consider another margarita, and a shower, and backup
>> Thank you VERY much!
>> David Labens
> Heh, I enjoyed it. I have a raid5 set up on my desktop because I was lucky
> enough to have someone give me 2 free 500 gb drives, plus I already had a
> 500gb drive in my desktop. I always want to make sure that I have my
> knowledge up to date just in case I were ever to have a major problem. This
> was kind of like a game of chess with 2 weeks of suspense!
> Yea there is no telling what will happen to a file that has a few bits
> missing in it. If it is an executable file, it would be bad. But just
> image and video files I am not sure one would even notice. Maybe a small
> blip in a video or a discolored area in an image? Worse case would be not
> being able to open the file...
> I mentioned rsnapshot for backups and attached my conf file in one of these
> emails (not sure which one). That is what I use.
> As far as getting your email for mdadm working right that is a whole nother
> First off, see if you have a file called "mbox" in /root. On unix systems
> many programs communicate by sending emails to root. You can email any user
> by default as long as they are all local (on the same machine). And to my
> knowledge all these emails go into a file called "mbox" in the user's
> directory. The default program in ubuntu that handles all these emails is
> exim4 I think. It is the MTA, mail transfer agent (or smtp server).
> If you do have the mbox file in /root open it and search for "mdadm" and you
> will probably find where it first emailed you about the raid failure many
> months ago ;)
> From there I would start another thread called "Forwarding root email" or
> something like that and hopefully some more people will know about this. I
> run my own email server so I don't really have to worry about many things.
> You are just wanting to forward your email to an outside server. That
> might involve going to http://www.dyndns.com/ and making your own domain
> name (for free) and/or finding out if your isp offers you their own email
> servers to relay off of. Most public email servers (hotmail,
> gmail,yahoo,etc) will block emails from dynamic ip ranges. There are ways
> around it though.
> It is a pretty big topic. This is one way:
> http://www.manu-j.com/blog/wordpress-exim4-ubuntu-gmail-smtp/75/ but I think
> there are simpler ways. I wouldn't worry about it yet. Lets see what the
> list has to say. I will be out of town the weekend.
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