Question of retrieving data from a mirrored drive.

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at
Mon Dec 12 20:35:48 UTC 2005

Michael E. Duffy wrote:
>> Dmesg should show something like this if you had a raid1:
>> md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
>> md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
>> md: autorun ...
>> md: considering hdc1 ...
>> md:  adding hdc1 ...
>> md: created md0
>> md: bind<hdc1>
>> md: running: <hdc1>
>> raid1: raid set md0 active with 1 out of 2 mirrors
>> md: ... autorun DONE.
> Well, it did not, sorry to say...
>> If you built it with disk druid it's pretty easy to get raid0
>> accidentally since that's the drop-down default and you have
>> to change it for raid1.
> I did not originally build it, so I don't know.  I did specify Raid1 
> though.  I guess that did not happen.
>> And if you omit the -t ext2?
> It told me to specify the file system type...
> Anyway, thanks for the help.  I downloaded a utility that was able to 
> read the disk and with that I am able to recover a good part of what was 
> lost.  :)
> I owe you a pint for your troubles.
> Cheers!
> Michael

Please forward the utility to the list as it may be useful.

I have been away for a week and just catching up on the list mail. 
You may have missed the previous request for the utility that you used.

Thank you

Robin Laing

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