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Ruben is a professional freelance web developer.


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comment Saving data on a failing software RAID 1 setup
Awesome that's exactly what I needed. Both disks have been replaced last month and I am now monitoring it manually. I just edited my smartd.conf and started smartd. Thanks for the advice.
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comment Saving data on a failing software RAID 1 setup
What happened was that after changing the worst disk first and re adding it to the array it started to rebuild from faulty disk 1. However during the process disk 1 got read errors again, so it was unable to fully rebuild. I changed out the second disk too and restored everything from backup.
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comment Saving data on a failing software RAID 1 setup
SMART actually didn't say that. It passed on both drives and the data is still accessible. Both disks are showing signs that they'r e dying though I guess because smartctl showed both disks had a number of bad sectors shown by Offline_Uncorrectable. Disk 1 showed a number of 128 and disk 2 (worse) 1208.
Aug
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comment Saving data on a failing software RAID 1 setup
So you're saying even if I replace the drives one by one there's still a chance it will fail? If it's really impossible I will restore from backups of course, but I'd rather not because it's a lot of data. Just re-uploading it will probably take about a day that's why I'm trying so desperately to fix it this way. :)
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