problem with geli and LSI controller
jmg at funkthat.com
Mon Jul 20 22:32:29 UTC 2015
Marc UBM Bocklet wrote this message on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 15:29 +0200:
> On Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:56:46 +0200
> Marc "UBM" Bocklet <ubm at u-boot-man.de> 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?
It depends.. did you gpart it first and the geli it? or the other
If you gpart'd it first, you should be able to see your partitions,
if you can't then getting a replacement controller card makes the
most sense, as it's likely that the RAID card meta data is at the
begining of the drive...
gpart also supports the resize command...
> 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?
Nope... As someone else said, this is the dangers of RAID cards...
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