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Old 12-06-2017, 02:39 AM   #1
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recovering RAID5 with mdadm command : dik busy??

Due to a failure of the hardware of NAS Lacie 5big, I want to trasnfert the data to a new Synology NAS ;
the only way I know to do it is to mount each HDD in order to copy after the data.
fdisk provides me the list of device (sdc1-10)in this HDD so I have tried the mdadm -A command to prepare the md0 device BUT I got always sdc2 (the biggest partition) busy!
but this partiion is not used elsewhere.
the force option in the mdadm does nothing.

any clue to solve my problem ?

Ps : my system is OPENSUSE LEAP 42.3
Old 12-06-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
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Can't help you. The only similar errors I've seen from mdadm are "Device or resource busy" and "disk busy not available", but those aren't what you get.
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Busy block device may be by LVM, multipath, mdadm and all other similar stuff.
If you fail to find what exactly keep it busy, you can use single user mode.


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