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Old 07-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
mubashirabbas
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File and Directory attributes messed up after a RAID controller failure


Hello,
Recently, one of our RHEL 4.0 server had a RAID controller problem and was crashed a couple of times.
After we got a new controller installed in the system, we rebooted the system.
Now most of the directories in one of our partitions /opt have got some weird file attributes.

for example, when I run ls -al command on /opt, I see the following: (Please note that all of the below entries are actually directories which should have attributes like drwxr-xr-x )

?--Srwsrw- 27769 544501551 825494029 1010724922 Aug 28 2012 AAA_license
?rwxrwxrwx 16701 root 39322 128 Jan 1 1970 crestelaaasm
b--s-wSr-x 31318 794965295 1148674387 110, 68 Apr 25 1998 crestelinstaller
cr-sr-x--t 23109 1869969456 168654419 117, 102 Jun 9 2032 crestelsetup
cr-s-ws-wT 29542 1749110860 1748592244 53, 53 Jun 4 2032 EliteAAA
br-srwSrwT 29292 1767395170 877623600 99, 104 Aug 24 2012 rrdtool
cr-Sr-srwt 12079 791621423 791621423 47, 47 Feb 1 1995 scripts


How can I fix this? I do not want to re-install the server as it would require to get some new licenses for some applications we run on it.

Thanks
 
Old 07-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Have you tried unmounting the filesystems and running fsck on them? (Or booting into single user and running fsck if this is root filesystem?)
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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yes I did

yes, I unmounted /opt partition and ran fsck on it. It says its clean.
Are there any other tools which could help?
 
Old 07-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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If you don't have a BACKUP, I think you are going to have to figure it out using logic and trial & error.
If you can just re-install the content of that partition that might save some time. Make sure you back everything up so you can overwrite the license file afterwards.

BTW, RHEL4 went out of support this year, unless you are paying extra for Extended Support https://access.redhat.com/support/po...pdates/errata/
 
Old 07-03-2012, 01:00 AM   #5
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Thanks Chrism01

Thanks chrism01
yes I agree with you. Unfortunately we do not have a recent backup of the partition. Actually this is not our LIVE system, but a test RADIUS server.

Is there any way we could change the file attributes back to something like "drwxr-xr-x" for our directories?
 
Old 07-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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1. backup what you've got now, in case you make it worse

2. You could try this http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/reset-...ermission.html, but do get one of your old backups to check by eye or do it manually anyway.
Note that the perms and ownerships probably haven't changed (if there was no SW updates since then).

Use at your own risk(!)
 
  


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