Help Recovering FBSD 8 ZFS System

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Thu Jan 5 05:20:47 UTC 2012

On 1/2/2012 2:37 PM, Daniel Staal wrote:
> --As of January 2, 2012 2:14:55 PM -0800, Drew Tomlinson is alleged to 
> have said:
>> 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.)

Thanks for that.  Tore into it today.  The unseen drive is dead.  
Doesn't even spin up and thus, the data and OS is gone.

But on the bright side, this is a perfect opportunity to install 9.0 RC3.



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