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Re: xfs_repair of critical volume

To: Eli Morris <ermorris@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_repair of critical volume
From: Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:07:34 +0100
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Le Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:40:20 -0700 vous écriviez:

> Thanks for your help. The RAID is a SCSI connected direct attached
> storage 16 bay unit made by Maxtronic. It is a Janus 6640, is case
> that helps anything.

Alas, never heard of it... Looks like a quite low end hardware, without
redundant controllers. Probably similar to Infortrend. The possibility
of an unreliable firmware cannot be excluded with these :)

> At the time of its problem, it was mounted
> read-only as I was trying to be careful of the data, since the main
> volume failed and this was our only copy. So maybe the cache isn't a
> big deal.

Indeed, nothing to lose in RO mode.

> I'll try the "dead" drives tomorrow with a WD utility. I'll
> give Spinrite a try, if the WD utility doesn't revive them.

Good luck.

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