vinum concat and disk failure

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Mon Apr 7 00:40:03 PDT 2003

On Monday,  7 April 2003 at  9:28:22 +0200, Tobias Roth wrote:
> Hi
> I built a disk concat with vinum and several old harddisks. What
> happens if, say, one of the drives in the middle or any other drive
> breaks? Will the whole array be unusable, or will I only lose the
> data on the broken drive?

If you only have one plex, you'll lose the data on that drive only.

> And if a recovery of the data on the unaffected drives is possible,
> how difficult will that be?

In the unlikely event that you can still access the file system, you
can use normal tools to copy them, etc.  But it's unlikely that there
will be much left to recover.  That's why Vinum includes methods such
as RAID-[145].

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