A while back I pulled some spare parts to set up a test for backuppc. Two largish hard drives were merged into a single volume with LVM. A few months later, it seems that the second drive is going/gone bad. Last I checked, the data I have would just fit on the first drive, if I could convince the filesystems to resize.
I setup the filesystem as reiserfs, following some reports that it worked well for backuppc. I started using resierfsck to see how extensive the damage was, including trying
--rebuild-tree with a badblock list (from the badblocks program). But every time I run, it finds a new bad block and halts, so it looks like the disk is a lost cause.
resize_resierfs tells me that I need to run
reiserfsck --check first, even with
-f. That in turn tells me it can't run because of an incomplete
At least the data is only backup, so nothing vital would be lost by starting over, just a lot of time downloading initial backups.