[CentOS] mounting XFS RAID-1 disk partition that needs repair.

Tue Nov 23 20:57:10 UTC 2021
Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com>

I'll take a look at these two ideas soon. Thanks!

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 10:03 AM Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Hi,
> > I'm attempting to extract data from a HD that has a bunch of linux-raid
> > partitions, including one large one with data I need to save off the
> disk.
> >
> > I actually have two drives like that (both not from the same RAID pair),
> > and one of them I was successful in creating a MD device so I could mount
> > it RO and copy off a ton of data.
> >
> > the second one fails to mount, saying the XFS filesystem is corrupted.
> > Attempting to run XFS_repair I get a message that the filesystem is XFS-1
> > and I need an older version of XFS tools to do it.
> Are you sure the filesystem is really corrupt? Maybe it's only your kernel
> which doesn't understand the old XFS version?
> To use older xfs_repair, you can just download an older version like
> xfsprogs-2.9.4-1.el4.centos.x86_64.rpm, extract it to a directory and call
> the xfs_repair binary from the package.
> I'm not sure whether you need a matching xfs kernel module to run
> xfs_repair successfully.
> Regards,
> Simon
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