psusi at cfl.rr.com
Mon Jan 2 19:59:54 UTC 2006
Good point. When that server at work crapped itself, the first thing we
did was plug the drives in another machine to see if we could recover
the data. It was a complete no-go. Then we ordered a replacement raid
card and had it shipped overnight, and that didn't help either. Had the
same strange thing happened with md it would have been easy to get it
mounting again since the md metadata is well known, the proprietary
Of course, if you have tons of money to burn, instead of throwing it all
into the fireplace you can buy a second card in advance to have sitting
around waiting just in case. That would help with hardware failure, but
in this instance, the hardware was fine, it had just hosed up it's
metadata on the disks.
'Forum Post wrote:
> You are absolutely right. SW Raid prevents losing data in case
> of hardware (Promise / mainboard) defect. One can take the hdd
> out and drop it in another machine to pull them out.
> Otherwise you have to dig in EBay for a similar device to start
> But: After all thinking about how's if's and the like I admit that
> a good additional backup strategie lets admin sleep better.
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