2007-06-12 At completely the wrong moment, another ... 12 years ago
At completely the wrong moment, another disk in my home server went bad. It first showed as loads and loads of ide errors. I had no time to deal with it, so I just left it spewing errors. Which made the problem go away for the biggest part. Eventually I got around to buying a new disk, a cheap 320 Gig disk. I wanted to set up /scratch new, without reiserfs and started to move data to a new scratch volume. This went well until I wanted to shrink the logical volume: the whole volume set became corrupted. I was still able to access my data, so I borrowed some diskspace, reused some other disks and copied everything to another machine using rsync. After I rebooted the server, the volume groups were indeed gone, and I switched to 'old-fashioned' partitions and spend quite some time dividing the loads of data on the new partitions. All is back to normal now, but without lvm or reiserfs.