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Re: XFS - hard drive dying

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Subject: Re: XFS - hard drive dying
From: evilninja <evilninja@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 16:53:17 +0200
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A JM schrieb:
> Forget the image, I used dd_rescue to move the data to another drive with 
> little luck in any recovery. When running xfe_repair on the device these are 
> the messages I'm seeing.
>  ....................................
>  *xfs_repair /dev/hdb*
-----------------------^ really?

>  *Phase 1 - find and verify superblock...*
> *bad primary superblock - bad magic number !!!*
> * *
> *attempting to find secondary superblock...*
>  "*found candidate secondary superblock...*
> *error reading superblock 27 -- seek to offset "some large number" failed*
> *unable to verify superblock, continuing...*

well, these error messages are *exactly* the same i get when i do this:

% mkfs.ext3  /dev/sda6
% xfs_repair /dev/sda6

so i suspect /dev/hdb (hdb1?) contains no xfs and you should really seek
some help with LVM....

BOFH excuse #260:

We're upgrading /dev/null

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