Freebsd 8 Release /usr Die After host VMWARE Crash

Diego Arias dak.col at
Tue Jul 6 15:11:14 UTC 2010


I have a VM Running FreeBSD 8 as a small router/proxy/fetchmail/openvpn.
 The host system is a VMWARE ESX 4 Update 2 running on 2 HP DL460G1 Blade
Systems. Unfortunately the Blade Enclosure (a C7000 From HP) start having
malfunction so i have to power it off with blades still on. After the power
loss the VMWARE came up but FreeBSD ask por FSCK on single user mode, so i
run it fsck -y on all partitions. After FSCK freebsd wont came up with error
of getty not found. i restart it in single use mode and mount /usr but no
luck, all the data was gone and only got a lost+found directory with crazy
files on it.

I have restored the machine from a backup with minimum data loss only the
fetchmail stuff but i want that some help me to know what happen if there is
a bug or is there any way to recover the data.

the other machines (Mostly Windows 2003/2008/2008R2) came up without

All the data is stored on an EMC Clarion SAN.


%cat /etc/fstab
# Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass#
/dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/ad0s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1d /var ufs rw 2 2
/dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0

Thanks, i will provide anything info you need.

Diego Arias

mmm, interesante.....

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