I have a RAID5 btrfs with 8 disks and a hard disk died and just disappeared from the list.
Now I tried removing it but got an error:
ERROR: error removing the device '/dev/sdb' - Inappropriate ioctl for device
After disabling auto-mounting in
/etc/fstab, I shut down the system, replaced the faulty drive and rebooted the system to reset the controller just in case it tripped from some other error, and the died disk was now absent, causing all other disks to re-enumerate, so the replacement disk became
/dev/sdd rather than
btrfs fi show -d yielded this:
Label: 'store' uuid: ... Total devices 8 FS bytes used 5.27TiB devid 2 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sdb devid 3 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sdc devid 4 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sde devid 5 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sdf devid 6 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sdg devid 7 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sdh devid 8 size 1.36TiB used 784.63GiB path /dev/sdi *** Some devices missing Btrfs v3.12
Now I tried
btrfs device add /dev/sdd /mnt/x, but got
ERROR: error adding the device '/dev/sdd' - Inappropriate ioctl for device
What now? How can I restore or mount the RAID?
I cannot even mount it. Tried
mount [-t btrfs] -o degraded /dev/sdb /mnt/x and
mount [-t btrfs] -o degraded,device=/dev/sdb,[...] /dev/sdb /mnt/x (
[...] are the device specs, of course):
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
This is an Ubuntu 14.04 box with kernel 3.13.0-36-generic x64.