Bug #663

Data loss across pooled shared

Added by herath almost 10 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

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My storage setup is consisted of 2 external usb disks (1 and 1.5 TB) formatted as NTFS. Both disk participate in the storage pool. Several shared folders are the disks. Some of them use pooling others do not. I realised that there's been a "corruption" in the data of the pooled folders. Other folders were intact. More precicely the pooled folders contain the original files/directory structure, but their size is only 1KB and of cource their content is lost. I can estimate that this happened during the past 2 days, because i could still find some data in the graveyard.backup directories on one of the disks.


#1 Updated by gboudreau almost 10 years ago

Please post:
- the output of the "mount" command (in a Terminal)
- the output of the "greyhole --stats" command (in a Terminal)
- the content of your /etc/fstab file
- the content of your /etc/greyhole.conf file
- the content of your smb.conf
(using to paste those)

Also, using a terminal, navigate to a directory where you say files are corrupted (cd /some/dir/etc), and post here the output of a "ls -la" command.

I seem to remember there is an issue with using NTFS disks for shares, but I can't find the bug report where this would be detailed.

#2 Updated by gboudreau almost 10 years ago

Here's is the link to the bug I'm talking about:

#3 Updated by cale250 almost 10 years ago

If I recall this is a bug more so with the NTFS drivers for linux, which has a hard time managing large files. Have you tried transferring something over 1 GB recently? I have had this happen to me before, but it can usually be fixed by booting a Windows Repair Disk and running chkdisk on that drive.

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