So I’ve lost an XFS framestore (Hardware RAID5) but can potentially recover most of the files to an external drive (original XFS RAID was repartitioned but not erased). My system drive is INTACT and all clip libraries are viable. There’s nothing wrong with the Hardware RAID - this repartition was user error. Trying to recover and Archive whatever I can since some of these materials might be needed at a later date.
Would love to hear what people thought of where to go from here. I’ve got some downtime and can spare a week to solve this the best way possible. As I see it, these are my current options… but I’m open to any other suggestions that people recommend:
I’m currently trying to copy all the contents of the XFS volume to a 14TB NTFS USB Drive maintaining folder/file structure. Would it be possible to mount this to the same link as my old stonefs and trick the Flame into using it in place of the original Framestore? The goal here would be to then archive ASAP and start fresh. Is it worth the time to try and salvage this framestore?
After copying everything to USB, wipe the old XFS RAID and repartition it. Then copy everything back and hope Flame sees it as it originally was. Would only do this if option 1 is a no go, but would this work?
Give up on copying the old Framestore. Reformat and setup the XFS RAID as a brand new partion/drive and start rebuilding from the ground up by going through projects that need to be archived, unlinking all soft-imported/cached materials, relinking them them and re-rendering all Flame generated media through Batch/BFX/TFX/History, etc. Obviously this is going to be a tedious manual affair.
Obviously current archives would be an easy solution, but unfortunately that is not an option.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or assistance/suggestions. (Funny Framestore repartitioning stories are also welcome… I know this stuff has happened to the best of us…)