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Re: Corrupted files

To: Leslie Rhorer <lrhorer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Corrupted files
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:06:45 +1000
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On Tue, Sep 09, 2014 at 10:21:37AM -0500, Leslie Rhorer wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
>       I have an issue with my primary RAID array.  I have 13T of data on
> the array, and I suffered a major array failure.  I was able to
> rebuild the array, but some data was lost.  Of course I have
> backups, so after running xfs_repair, I ran an rsync job to recover
> the lost data.  Most of it was recovered, but there are several
> files that cannot be read, deleted, or overwritten.  I have tried
> running xfs_repair several times, but any attempt to access these
> files continuously reports "cannot stat XXXXXXXX: Structure needs
> cleaning".  I don't need to try to recover the data directly, as it
> does reside on the backup, but I need to clear the file structure so
> I can write the files back to the filesystem.  How do I proceed?

Fristly, more infomration is required, namely versions and actual
error messages:

http://xfs.org/index.php/XFS_FAQ#Q:_What_information_should_I_include_when_reporting_a_problem.3F

dmesg, in particular, should tell use what the corruption being
encountered is when stat fails.

Cheers,

Dave.
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Dave Chinner
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