Saw your message into support and was obviously concerned. When a drive fails, Unraid can emulate the contents. Questions:
It failed to do this.
When the first drive failed, did Unraid automatically mark it as such with a red X? Then did you stop the array, remove the drive that failed, then replace it with this new disk? And after replacing it, did the rebuild operation ever complete our did it start throwing out errors immediately?
It was failing according to smart data so I pulled it out and restarted believing that it would be emulated. It wasn't emulated and the parity corrupted losing all data on the drive.
It also would be helpful to see diagnostics from your system so we can analyze it to see what went wrong.
It's been rebooted multiple times ( the server randomly grabbed a different IP after crashing during a failed attempt to stop the array )
You should be able to start the array with no disk assigned to the slot that is having problems and be able to emulate the contents there.
NO, it started without emulating the missing drive and started chagning the parity to reflect having 5 drives immediately killing my data.
Is slot 6 the drive slot that we are talking about? What happens if you stop the array and unassigned the disk and start the array again?
Yes.... That's exactly what I did, it decided I only had 5 drives and changed the parity drive accordingly loosing all my data.
You may need to start the array in maintenance mode with no disk assigned to that slot and then run a file system repair on that disk. You can do this by clicking the disk slot on the main tab.
yeah tried that, I'm completely fucked.
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