Main volume in red hat EL 3 has become corrupt.
Posted on 2008-06-25
I have Redhat EL 3.
My main volume has become corrupt, I ran fsck , fsck -p and fsck -a several times and it says it's fixing the problems, but every time I reboot the server it wants me to run fsck again.
I have a usb drive that I can access that has everything under \ stored in it (I take daily backups with rsync)
How can I authoritatively restore everything on my USB drive onto my main volume?
The command I used with rsync is this:
rsync -av --one-file-system / /dev/sdb1
so everything is under /dev/sdb1 right now.
When I boot red hat now, I can get to the CLI where I can log in as root and mount the usb drive etc. what should be my next step? alternatively, what else can I try to fix my main volume?