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Old 08-03-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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Raid problems after main system disk died

I've got (had) a 5 disk raid 5 software array... the main OS hdd died, leaving me without a Raidtab file (which I was stupid enough not to have a copy of =(

What would be the best procedure to get the array working again - I'm certain that none of the other drives are faulty, so I'm hoping that the data is fine.

Is there a tool or resource for recreating a raidtab file?

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Old 08-04-2005, 04:45 AM   #2
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Run this on any of your drives in the raid array. If you have a persistent superblock, then it'll print the information contained in it.

# mdadm /dev/hde -E

You should be able to recreate the raidtab file from that info.


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