Apparent total loss of all Raid 1 data from both drives`
rkargeconsulting at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 16:20:44 UTC 2009
You raise some good points. We must remember this whole problem began with
SELINUX Manager returned a completely empty GUI when that app was started.
I rebooted and that is when everything "went south".
Thank for your response.
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Roberto Ragusa <mail at robertoragusa.it>wrote:
> Robert Karge wrote:
> > Then reconstructed the Raid 1 array, which I
> > have done successfully several times, and then added the two Raid drives
> > back to the array. They then equalized, which appeared normal, this
> > took several hours.
> I don't understand what you mean exactly by "reconstructed".
> A RAID can be reassembled from existing disks or can be created
> from scratch, assigning two disks or (in a quite unusual way)
> assigning one disk and then grow it to two disk.
> Your "then added two Raid drives" leaves me wondering what kind of commands
> were actually executed on your system.
> > When that finished I checked for data/directories and there was
> > nothing. By nothing I mean no directories, no folders, no data.
> > All though F10 detected that they were Raid formatted (ext2).
> This is strange. It looks like you have a working filesystem, which
> is also empty. Accidentally reformatted? Recursive delete?
> Try this:
> tune2fs -l /dev/md0
> and paste the output.
> It will be interesting to see
> Filesystem created:
> Mount count:
> >From what you said until now, it looks like a problem at the fileystem
> level, not at the RAID level, not at the hardware level.
> > So my only disaster is the seeming loss of some very important stuff.
> I'm tempted to remember you that backups are important if your files
> are important and that RAID 1 is not a backup.
> But you sadly know that, for sure.
> I hope your stuff is still recoverable.
> Best regards.
> Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it
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