nobody wrote:Assuming your first priority is to get access to data stored on the B3, you can access the B3 using a recovery USB disk.
Thanks. /home isn't that high a priority - I have alternatives. In fact, the most critical data on it is backup of b3 system config files, because that will help me restore a working b3.
nobody wrote:Personally I'd be really worried what the quality of that internal disk is as the RAID function should not even come close to the system drive.
Agreed, but my questioning of b3's RAID recovery needs to be addressed. It is rather suspicious to me that smartctl/mdadm have identified issues with only the external disk, yet within hours of starting RAID recovery my system partition appears fried.
I have no evidence of a problem with the internal disk, other than the belief that RAID recovery shouldn't touch the system partition. Well, that's pretty weak giving the circumstantial evidence pointing the other way, both now and from past poor experiences with RAID recovery.
BTW I am already backing up using rsnapshot, so if I recover /home I'll have my system config files, but I would like to keep this thread on topic: i.e. restoring my b3 & recovering data. It won't help me if people start responding with comments on backup setups.
Thanks for your helpful comments, I appreciate it.