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Re: G'damn raidframe... (was: RaidFrame with unequal size replacements)

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 11:40:55PM -0400, Chris Ross wrote:
>   Sorry to blather to the lists again, but I've once again been  
> disappointed, in my opinion, by section 16 of the NetBSD users guide.   
> I've long held that there's too much antique documentation in there,  
> and while there are many notations about things 5.0 and beyond,  
> they're very subscripted.
>   But, to my problem.  I followed earlier advice and rebuilt onto a  
> new raid array.  I then rebooted from a CD without autoconfiguration  
> set on the array(s), and reconfigured the new array as raid0.  Then, I  
> followed the advice of the documentation, and:
> # raidctl -v -a /dev/wd0a raid0
> # raidctl -F component0 raid0
>   After many hours, this completed.  Then, I followed the instruction:
> >And finally, reboot the machine one last time before proceeding.  
> >This is required to migrate Disk0/wd0 from status "used_spare" as  
> >"Component0" to state "optimal". Refer to notes in the next section  
> >regarding verification of clean parity after each reboot.
>   Unfortunately, when the machine rebooted, I now have a failed  
> "component1", and no mention of the sd1a that I rebuilt onto as a  
> spare as per the documentation.
>   Anyone have any idea (1) What I did wrong,

I think you forgot to
raidctl -A yes raid0

> or (2) what I need to do  
> to reconfigure the raid array so that my drive is the secondary,  
> rather than the immaginary drive I used when constructing the raid?

You can try fixing your /etc/raid0.conf with the right devices names.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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