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I have the following problem with a Citrix XenServer 5.5. I had to physically move the host, so I shut down all machines via console:

xe vm-shutdown force=true vm=my-machine-uuis-s

After that I shut down the machine itself by issuing:


After the reboot today the local storage repository is unplugged. I was trying to repair it via XenCenter, but I don't trust this one. So I tried:

[root@xenserver ~]# xe pbd-list
uuid ( RO)                  : ef6e2f3b-5825-393c-23e1-391d105c87ec
             host-uuid ( RO): c4bcf09c-2e52-448f-8210-df5d13bd33a9
               sr-uuid ( RO): 2fb3be9c-075c-53ed-acb6-42f0c4ad0614
         device-config (MRO): device: /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5001ABYS-_WD-WCAS83698154,/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD5001ABYS-_WD-WCAS83694262
currently-attached ( RO): false

To reattach the storage I issued:

xe pbd-plug uuid=ef6e2f3b-5825-393c-23e1-391d105c87ec

That one is running now for a while but not talking to me. The local repo has around 1TB. Should I wait, or are there any other options to reattach the local repo?

What could have caused this problem? Any ideas?

Thx. J

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Belongs on ServerFault – Earlz Apr 12 '10 at 23:29
I also got the same problem frequently with my Xen Server 6.2. My local repo is about 2TB size. It takes about 1.5 hour to repair or pbd-plug. – zawmn83 Sep 15 '14 at 4:04

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