ZFS pool faulted (corrupt metadata) but the disk data appears ok...
ben.rubson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 16:12:06 UTC 2018
On 02 Feb 2018 11:51, Michelle Sullivan wrote:
> Ben RUBSON wrote:
>> On 02 Feb 2018 11:26, Michelle Sullivan wrote:
>> Hi Michelle,
>>> Michelle Sullivan wrote:
>>>> Michelle Sullivan wrote:
>>>>> So far (few hours in) zfs import -fFX has not faulted with this
>>>>> it's running out of memory currently about 16G of 32G- however 9.2-P15
>>>>> kernel died within minutes... out of memory (all 32G and swap) so am
>>>>> more optimistic at the moment... Fingers Crossed.
>>>> And the answer:
>>>> 11-STABLE on a USB stick.
>>>> Remove the drive that was replacing the hotspare (ie the replacement
>>>> drive for the one that initially died)
>>>> zpool import -fFX storage
>>>> zpool export storage
>>>> reboot back to 9.x
>>>> zpool import storage
>>>> re-insert drive replacement drive.
>>> Gotta thank people for this again, saved me again this time on a
>>> non-FreeBSD system this time (with a lot of using a modified
>>> recoverdisk for OSX - thanks PSK@)... Lost 3 disks out of a raidz2 and
>>> 2 more had read errors on some sectors.. don't know how much (if any)
>>> data I've lost but at least it's not a rebuild from back up of all
>> What about the root-cause ?
> 3 disks died whilst the server was in transit from Malta to Australia
> (and I'm surprised that was all considering the state of some of the
> stuff that came out of the container - have a 3kva UPS that is completely
> destroyed despite good packing.)
>> Sounds like you had 5 disks dying at the same time ?
> Turns out that one of the 3 that had 'red lights on' had bad sectors, the
> other 2 were just excluded by the BIOS... I did a byte copy onto new
> drives found no read errors so put them back in and forced them online.
> The other 1 had 78k of bytes unreadable so new disk went in and an
> convinced the controller that it was the same disk as the one it
> replaced, the export/import produced 2 more disks unrecoverable read
> errors that nothing had flagged previously, so byte copied them onto new
> drives and the import -fFX is currently working (5 hours so far)...
>> Do you periodically run long smart tests ?
> Yup (fully automated.)
>> Zpool scrubs ?
> Both servers took a zpool scrub before they were packed into the
> containers... the second one came out unscathed... but then most stuff in
> the second container came out unscathed unlike the first....
What a story ! Thanks for the details.
So disks died because of the carrier, as I assume the second unscathed
server was OK...
Heads must have scratched the platters, but they should have been parked,
so... Really strange.
Hope you'll recover your whole pool.
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