From: Ourspamtrap (ourspamtrap_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2003 21:44:10 -0500
Running redhat 9.
My system drive failed, and I am reinstalling linux on a new drive. I
have 2 Raid1 software RAID partitions, each with 2 disks. I have
another with only 1 disk left, the second failed nearly immediately
after I started a reinstall. All are IDE. I cannot figure out how to
get these back accessable to the system without destroying the data -
which I am afraid I may have already done.
When I reinstall Redhat, I partition using disk druid. I couldn't get
the raid devices to come up - the one with only one drive didn't show up
at all - may well have made a mistake here- so I deleted them and
recreated the raid devices (I used part of the new drive to create a
second software raid partition for the missing dead drive; I don't have
one to replace it and will simply move that data elsewhere once I get
this back up.)
I looked away for a minute and when I look back Redhat is telling me it
is formatting one of the raid partitions! I didn't tell it to, and as
far as I could tell it didn't warn me; I don't know if it partitioned
all or just one before I caught it - but with no knowledge of what else
to do I shut down the computer to try to limit the damage.
How do I get my data off of the software raid if Redhat insists on
formatting the partitions to recreate the devices? These are big drives
and I've been working on installing amanda - so of course, nothing is as
yet backed up. I'm going to go throw up now..........
Any assistance is appreciated.