Help Recovering FBSD 8 ZFS System

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Mon Jan 2 22:38:39 UTC 2012

--As of January 2, 2012 2:14:55 PM -0800, Drew Tomlinson is alleged to have 

> Thanks.  I'll keep that in mind.  However in this case, the controller is
> a SATA that's integrated into the motherboard.  Since two of 4 are
> working, that would mean the controller is OK, right?  I guess I could
> swap SATA cables for a test.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

Actually, typically one controller only runs two drives, IIRC.  So you 
could have one bad controller out of two.  If swapping cables helps, you 
may want to try getting a SATA card or something similar.  (If swapping 
cables means you can see the other two drives, a SATA card should mean 
you'll get all your data back.)

Daniel T. Staal

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