SUMMARY: URGENT: filesystem issue

From: Sampath K Kari (
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 09:24:37 CST

Hi all.

Thanks a lot to everyone who responded with a solution.

Special thanks to Darren Dunham.

We finally mounted the filesystem as READ-ONLY and pulled off some
important to another new filesystem.

Data transfer is still ON as the filesystem is 90GB with about 9 million
files in it.

Thanks again for all the help.

Detailed solution from Darren and my original question is below.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: URGENT: filesystem issue
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 11:22:14 -0800 (PST)
From: "Darren Dunham" <>

> Hi managers,
> Urgent issue with one filesystem.
> We have a filesystem inconsistency with 1 filesystem.
> When I run fsck with -y option, it deleted about 600 files after which
> it is giving error message as below:

That takes quite a bit of problems to cause that.

I don't know any way to mount the disk and fix that.

*however*. You might be able to mount the disk read-only

mount -o ro /dev/rdsk/cxtxdxsx /mount/point

If that works, dump/copy the good data that you can get off the disk and
then newfs it.

Darren Dunham                                 
Unix System Administrator                    Taos - The SysAdmin Company
Got some Dr Pepper?                           San Francisco, CA bay area
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