Broken RAID Array… Found the First Guilty Component

Apr 27, 2007 | 1 minute read
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Last week, the mirror array for the system broke one more time. After some investigation, It turns out to be a faulty Serillel adapter. Luckily i had one more of this in the stock... just in case (what a good idea, isn't it?).

On the other hand, the mirror array for the data (home directories) broke itself during the overall restore procedure. Still in this degraded mode for now, need more time to work on this... quickly :(

# grep DEGRADED /var/log/messages | tail -1
Jul 17 17:54:24 bento kernel: ar1: 117246MB <ATA RAID1 array> [14946/255/63] status: DEGRADED subdisks:

# atacontrol status ar1
ar1: ATA RAID1 subdisks: ad8 status: DEGRADED

Don't forget to make some good backups! There is no good reason not to do so. It is just a matter of time to use them.