[CentOS] Trying to recover data off SATA-to-SCSI external 2TBARRAY

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Mon Oct 15 19:50:10 UTC 2007


On Monday 15 October 2007, Dan Carl wrote:
...
> The SmartArray doesn't recognize the external array.
> So thats why I connected it to a SCSI non-raid controller which does.
> lvndiskscan on my Centos server even can tell the size of it.
> /dev/sda                 [        2.00 TB]
> The external array has it's own built in raid controller.
> The Bios the SmartArray said it was a raid 0 2048GB failed.
> I not sure why the SmartArray sees it as that because the external array is
> configured as a raid 5 with spares.
> Im not familar with the SmartArray and don't have another to try.
>
> Is there no way to access the data other than via the SmartArray?

so give "tune2fs -l /dev/sda" a try. Maybe you'll find a nice ext3 fs, maybe 
no. It's a non-destructive operation so go ahead.

/Peter

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