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

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Mon Oct 15 18:14:03 UTC 2007

On Monday 15 October 2007, Dan Carl wrote:
> But with errors
>  In dmesg have this:
> sda: Mode Sense: bf 00 00 08
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
> sda: unknown partition table
> sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda

Those are not errors. But it doesn't seem to have a partition table (see 

> I have no experience with the Smart Array Controller, just what I read the
> past couple of days.
> Here's how it was mounted on the HP server
> /dev/cciss/c0d1 /stor02 ext3 defaults 1 1

Ah, they put the ext3 directly on the device. Consistent with the above data.

> Is there a way I can get the data off the array with my Centos server?
> Any help/suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated, I've hit a brick
> wall.

Try "mount -oro /dev/sda /mnt/tmp" (or whatever) or just see if there's a 
superblock there with "tune2fs -l /dev/sda".

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