> *sigh* I've pretty much resigned myself to lost data, but I thought I
> may as well ask (nay, beg!) the list for help.
> Whe xfs_repair reports that the superblock is no good, and the secondary
> can't be found, that's pretty much it, isn't it? No way to get data back
> from here?
hmm dont think ya gonne rescue something from that ... If its very
important data ... ya could do something stupid like : creating a new fs
on another disk, using dd dump info from the other disk on the new
disk... carefully offsetting, not to overwrite the superblock, and try
xfs_repair on it .... but that wont work I guess
> (No, no backup. That's what a RAID controller is for. But I'm learning
> that a RAID controller is not that much use when it dies, taking your
> XFS partition with it.... :-(
IMHO a RAID controller is not a safeguard that eliminates the need for
Learning the hard way can be expensive ... ;)