Hi, On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:46:35AM +0100, Danny Carroll wrote: > Thanks for the information... I really need the space now so I am going to wipe > it and start from scratch, although I am not sure if I will use vinum again. > > I guess my main concern is that when one of my disks crashed, the ufs filesystem > got corrupted and I really did not expect that to happen. > > It could be ignorance on my part, I dont know but perhaps someone can help me > understand how this could have happened?
Filesystems can get corrupted if the system crashes and does not cleanly close the filesystem first. In your case I'm personally not too sure - some more questions perhaps can help. - Were you using softupdates on the filesystem? - Did the system panic/reboot when the disk crashed without shutting down cleanly? - What version of FreeBSD are you / were you running? > Another thing, Greg, you mentioned that I should have a second plex if I wanted > to protect the data. You mean like a mirror? Surely 1 is enough when we are > talking raid-5? Raid-5 should still work if a single subdisk fails. In your original post you did not indicate if you were using raid5 setup. If you had configured the subdisks as a concatenated or striped plex then there would most likely be no way to continue with a disk missing unless there existed a second plex with a copy of the data. Regards, Tony _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"