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

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Oct 15 20:01:51 UTC 2007

on 10/15/2007 11:49 AM John R Pierce spake the following:
> Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
>> 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 below)
>>> 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".
> he has a hardware raid set of drives originally from a HP/Compaq 
> SmartArray controller, now connected to a simple non-raid scsi 
> controller.   sorry, thats not gonna play no way no how.
He said he had a sata to scsi raid array in a box that connects multiple sata 
drives to a single scsi port. Looks like a single drive to the connected system.

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