This sounds very promising, but I want to make sure I do this correctly.
When you say to remove the plexes, that means to use 'vinum rm' with
appropriate options, correct? As far as reconfiguring, can I use the
output from 'vinum printconfig' as the input configuration file?
Thanks very much for your help.
Bernd Walter wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 05:46:29PM -0500, Patrick Hartling wrote:
>>I suffered a system crash earlier today running -current from April 10.
>> I have a Vinum volume set up as a mirror, and during the reboot, I had
>>to fsck it. Everything seemed normal (at least that's what I thought),
>>but now my volume cannot be mounted. The output from 'vinum list' is as
>>D a State: up /dev/da3s1e A: 0/12288 MB (0%)
>>D b State: up /dev/da4s1e A: 0/12288 MB (0%)
>>V mirror State: down Plexes: 2 Size: 11 GB
>>P mirror.p0 C State: faulty Subdisks: 1 Size: 11 GB
>>P mirror.p1 C State: faulty Subdisks: 1 Size: 11 GB
>>S mirror.p0.s0 State: crashed D: a Size: 11 GB
>>S mirror.p1.s0 State: crashed D: b Size: 11 GB
>>The fact that it says the drives have 0% used greatly concerns me.
>>Before I delve into this any further, is that a sign that everything I
>>had is just gone? Or is there some hope of recovery? There is nothing
>>in /var/log/vinum_hitsory or /var/log/messages that gives me any insight
>>into what went wrong.
> You have *both* plexes faulty which means that you either have waited
> too long running with only one disk left or that both failed a once.
> For the second point can be channel or power supply issues if they
> share a single resource in common.
> You will find it out by reading your log files.
> Of course you should fix the failure reason before doing anything else.
> I have made a bad expirience once in that if you revive one plex
> now you will get zeros written because there is no reference plex left.
> Greg: It's long ago but I forgot to tell you.
> Do you remember anything about such a bug got fixed?
> The shure way is to store the vinum printconfig output and then
> remove both plexes.
> finaly reconfigure them both beginning using the values from printconfig
> and start with the drive which run at last, because it has the most
> recent data.
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