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Re: Alex Samad Re: RAID5 (mdadm) array hosed after grow operation

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 07:46:08PM -0800, whollygoat@letterboxes.org wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:45:56 +0000, "John Robinson"
> <john.robinson@anonymous.org.uk> said:
> > On 09/01/2009 02:41, whollygoat@letterboxes.org wrote:


> But, this has all become moot anyway.  When I put the original, smaller
> drives back in, hoping to do the grow op overagain, I was faced with a
> similar problem assembling the array, so I'm guessing the problem
> caused by something other than the grow.  I put the larger drives in,
> zeroed them, and am in the process of recreating the array and
> file systems to be populated from backups.

just fell into same boat, 3 drives in a 10 drive raid6 died at the same
time on me, and I was unable to recreate the raid6 :( so back to the
backup machine :)

to answer your question about the smaller disks, there is an option with
create that says the drives are okay and not to prep them


so you can recreate the array without over writing stuff

> Thanks for the input.
> goat
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