problem with geli and LSI controller

Marc UBM Bocklet ubm at
Mon Jul 20 13:29:17 UTC 2015

On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:56:46 +0200
Marc "UBM" Bocklet <ubm at> wrote:

> > 
> > This sounds like the drives were in raid0 mode, and not raw disk
> > mode...  You might be able to recover the disk w/ geli resize,
> > assuming only space was added at the end, not at the begining, but
> > I have never personally tried that myself...  I'd recommend trying
> > on a copy of the drive so you don't loose data if that is possible..
> And one more question, directed at the list: even if geli manages to
> move the metadata via resize, the gpart metadata is probably still
> lost? 

Replying to myself again, it appears that the safest way is to get a
Rocket Raid controller identical to the one we had, put it in another
system, connect the disks, import the old pool and move the data to the
new pool on the the LSI controller.

Am I overlooking anything?


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