Recovery Help ...

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Aug 5 17:37:20 UTC 2003

divya <divya at> writes:

> I could not recover the root partition, so I had to build a new root
> disk and was able to mount the filesystem containing the CNFS Spools.

> I have managed to reconstruct the config files, but I do not know how to
> revuild the active file or others so that all the articles stored in the
> CNFS buffers will be visible without any article numbering issues.

> What to do? How can I rebuild the active file and other files to recover
> the system to as close a state as it was before the crash?

Recovering the active file is unfortunately hard.  I'm not sure of a good
way to do that.  You can recover the other databases with makehistory, and
then use ctlinnd renumber to fix the *numbers* in the active file, but the
list of groups that you carry may need to be reconstructed first by hand.

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