On Wednesday, 15 October 2003 at 23:14:18 -0700, aarong wrote: > After some extensive testing, I've come to the conclusion that Vinum > refuses to create any type of volume on the drive I'm having trouble > with. I'll create any number of volumes and/or additional plexes on the > second drive in the system successfully, only to have all the volumes > or plexes that reside on the second drive crash on reboot. Vinum's logs > in /var/log/vinum_history aren't very helpful nor are any of the other > debugging techniques listed in the vinum debug howto.
If you don't show them to me, I can't comment. > /var/log/vinum_history is filled with "vinum started", "list", > "dumpconfig", "start usr.p1", and "quit" messages - nothing > descriptive of interest. They would tell me the sequence of what you've done. > The same goes for "vinum list" output, as well as dd'ing > the sixth sector on both drives. I suppose you mean the 8th. But dumpconfig is more useful. > This is a remote box without -DVINUMDEBUG built and such a procedure > is far too prohibitive; Why? But there's no obvious need for it yet. > it's already taken a week to find a competent tech at the datacenter > to work with Vinum and another week to teach him how to setup a > bootable Vinum volume. Needless to say we're far behind schedule. As > much as I'd like to mirror things and leave it at that, it worries > me greatly that something could be physically wrong with the second > hard drive and this software RAID 1 setup is only giving my client a > false sense of security. I'll need some sort of concrete evidence to > ask for a new hard drive to be installed. I don't think it's the drive. > The first drive, known to Vinum as "alpha", is ad0 and has four > perfect volumes which the system runs off of. The second drive, > known to Vinum as "beta", is the slave on the secondary channel and > hence is device ad3. I'm almost sure this has no relevance but as > you can tell I'm completely lost. Both are identical in model, > revision, and size. If I could get a look at the log output, I might be able to help more. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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