Unix recovery from failed HDD
Posted on 2012-09-07
I need some guidance recovering a filesystem from an old Unix server with a failed HDD.
I believe the drive contained only data, as the OS does not seem to be affected by the drive failure (as far as I can tell.)
I was able to source a compatible SCSI HDD, and it is connected to an Adaptec AHA-3950U2B controller. The controller recognizes the drive, which is a good start, but that's as far as I know how to go.
Right now I get the following messages as part of the boot:
The system is coming up. Please wait.
fsstat: /dev/boot mounted
Mounted /stand filesystem
fsstat: cannot stat filesystem /dev/d1150 <~~I believe this is the old drive
mount: /dev/d1150: No such device or address (error 6)
fsck: cannot stat filesystem /dev/d1150.
Failed to mount /u1 filesystem
I need to accomplish the following:
Get the OS to recognize the drive (create a filesystem, format it, mount it, etc... maybe not in that order)
Try to recreate the mount point of the old drive.
Put the backup files (which I have on tape) to /u1 on the new drive.
I'm pretty unix dumb, but I've played around a little bit with Linux. Very little bit.
Any help is greatly appreciated!