On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 02:52:58PM -0400, Michael Habashy wrote: > On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Michael Habashy <email@example.com> wrote: > > further, when i try to execute any of these mdadm commands on the > > /dev/mdX devices, I get errors like: > > mdadm: fail to stop array /dev/md0: Device or resource busy you don;t need to stop the array - you will not be able to you are using it!. You can hot add a disk back to an array mdam -A /dev/mdX <disk>, do a man mdadm search for hot add > > > > How can i get past them ?? did i miss a step ??? > > > > I keep on seeing debian LiveCD , what is that ? how will this help ?? > > is the is the regular debian cd, but in rescue mode ??? > > > > the layout of my drives is such: > > > > 500g /dev/sda1,/dev/sda5,/dev/sda6 > > 500g /dev/sdb1,/dev/sdb5,/dev/sdb6 > > 400g /dev/sdc5 > > 400g /dev/sdd5 > > > > md0 = 300meg = /boot > > md1 = 10gig = swap > > md2 = 400gig =/ > > [snip] > > Just for your information, the current state of my drives are : > > root@rider:~# cat /proc/mdstat > Personalities : [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] > md1 : active raid5 sdc5 sdd5 > 781417344 blocks level 5, 64k chunk, algorithm 2 [3/2] [_UU] currently md1 has only 2 drives associated with the raid5, the above says you are missing a drive > > md2 : active raid1 sda6 > 9767424 blocks [2/1] [U_] again missing a drive > > md0 : active raid1 sda1 > 289024 blocks [2/1] [U_] again missing a drive If these are new drives and a new machine you should be safe to reboot (but backup any stuff you don't want to loose). it looks like you have lost sdb do a smartctl --all /dev/sdb | less it will give you access to the smart info on the device, have a look through /var/log/syslog for anything relating to sdb to give you a hint of what might have happened once you have backuped up all your must not loose stuff, reboot, I am guessing you will be okay ( I would if i was in your case, but I take no responsibility thought :) ) Maybe the drive will come back on reboot/ maybe not, but it will give you more info on what to do with sdb if you don;t trust it go out and but a new sdb and install it. you will be able to add the sdb back into the mdX with mdadm -A /dev/mdX <parition> do a man/google for mdadm hot add, smarttools smartctl Good luck <Remember all care/ no responsibility> > > unused devices: <none> > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org > > -- The Martian landed his saucer in Manhattan, and immediately upon emerging was approached by a panhandler. "Mister," said the man, "can I have a quarter?" The Martian asked, "What's a quarter?" The panhandler thought a minute, brightened, then said, "You're right! Can I have a dollar?"
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