> Well, something put a gpt label on top of your xfs partition... and it
> wasn't xfs :)
After some contemplation I allowed xfs_repair to make an attempt.
It seems that nothing was recovered.
If found a secondary suplerblock, and then lot of message followed ...
The repaired XFS filesystem is 2Tb in size (as opposed to the 5TB), and
0% is used:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdd1 2147352448 528 2147351920 1% /mnt/ar1/un0
After the recovery parted reports:
Error: Unable to open /dev/sdd - unrecognised disk label.
( For parted /dev/sdd1: partition type reported as 'loop'. _
fdisk reports GPT partition type for /dev/sdd:
[root@cfhat7 xfs]# fdisk -l /dev/sdd
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdd'!
The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Disk /dev/sdd: 4999.9 GB, 4999998341120 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 607881 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 1 267350 2147483647+ ee EFI GPT
So all this is a great mess.
parted is supposed to be better than fdisk, yet it does not recognize
what fdisk does?
Now having lost all the data, I may start experimenting if I can