Can unslinging be reversed?
- I haven't found this discussed in the website or the forum.
After unslinging to disk2 and quite happily downloading 200G to a much
larger disk1, I decided it would be smarter to have two identical
disks in some kind of a mirroring setup, and thus requiring the o/s on
To that end, I've tried a number of things to undo the unslinging of
disk2 and re-unsling disk1.
I'm doing something now that may be on the right track but I don't
know if it will hit a wall.
I unmounted /dev/sda1/ and sda2/ and remounted them to dummy dirs in
/tmp/ where I created ORIG/ dirs in each and moved EVERYTHING (even
hidden files) into them, leaving the top-level dir empty exc. for ORIG/.
Then I remounted them back into /share/hdd/, and ran unsling disk1
(after first removing /.sda1root, /.unsling, and /unslung/ from /).
The data/ dir was populated well as a result, but conf/ seemed to get
nothing out of it, so I guessed that much of what I'd moved into
conf/ORIG/ was expected already to be present. I copied most of the
files back into conf/ but edited out ALL references to users and
groups I'd created and any other non-default things I'd done. (In the
process, I noticed that admin and ourtelnetrescueuser were supposed to
have /home/user/ account directories so I created those too.)
Now after rebooting, I can see /dev/sda1 mounted on / which is a good
sign, but it's also mounted on /initrd type jffs2 which feels wrong.
Also the new /share/hdd/data/ doesn't have a public/ which I expected
to fill with my data I'd saved in data/ORIG/.
Is this approach doomed? Many thanks.