[nycbug-talk] RAID controllers - what doesn't suck?

Dan Langille dan
Mon Sep 13 19:16:39 EDT 2004

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Dan Langille wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> >
> >> For minimal management tasks without going into "SMOR", I use the raidutil
> >> client, which is supplied by Adaptec.   It's one application that I wish
> >> had the MS-like "Are you sure (y/n)?" prompt when you do something stupid
> >> like typo "rebuild" when you mean "build". :)
> >
> > What was the outcome of that?
> A not-so-gentle introduction to fsck, vnconfig and panics on dirty
> filesystems. :)
> I got most of it back, but it was not simple.  There's still stuff on
> there but fsck has some "interesting" limitations on how many files will
> fit in lost+found.  I filed a pr on that one; if I knew a bit more C I
> could fix it.  Right now I have a custom fsck that rather than blindly
> deleting things when lost+found has filled, it exits and then I manually
> move stuff out of lost+found, then rinse + repeat.  Very time-consuming.

Ahh, so you were setting up a new system and using an installed drive as
the basis for building?

What I did was dd everything from an existing drive onto the RAID array.

Dan Langille - http://www.langille.org/
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