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Date:      Sun, 6 Dec 2015 20:02:12 +0200
From:      Anton Sayetsky <vsasjason@gmail.com>
To:        Perry Hutchison <perryh@pluto.rain.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: resizing a memstick image, on FreeBSD 8
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2015-12-06 7:00 GMT+02:00 Perry Hutchison <perryh@pluto.rain.com>:
> Is it possible to accomplish that on the FreeBSD 8 system that I'm
> using to set things up for the FreeBSD 10.2 install?  While it is
> the FreeBSD 8 kernel that suggests "recovery":
>   GEOM: da2: the secondary GPT table is corrupt or invalid.
>   GEOM: da2: using the primary only -- recovery suggested.
>
> the FreeBSD 8 gpart apparently does not understand "recover":
>   # gpart recover da2
>   gpart: Unknown command: recover.
>   usage: gpart add [-b start] [-s size] -t type [-i index] [-l label] [-f flags] geom
>          gpart bootcode [-b bootcode] [-p partcode] [-i index] [-f flags] geom
>          gpart commit geom
>          gpart create -s scheme [-n entries] [-f flags] provider
>          gpart delete -i index [-f flags] geom
>          gpart destroy [-f flags] geom
>          gpart modify -i index [-l label] [-t type] [-f flags] geom
>          gpart set -a attrib -i index [-f flags] geom
>          gpart show [-lr] [geom ...]
>          gpart undo geom
>          gpart unset -a attrib -i index [-f flags] geom
>          gpart help
>          gpart list [name ...]
>          gpart status [-s] [name ...]
>          gpart load [-v]
>          gpart unload [-v]
>
> I didn't find any mention of recovering from a missing or corrupted
> secondary GPT in either the FreeBSD 8 Handbook or the FreeBSD 8
> gpart(8) manpage.
You can recover GPT after updating to 10. Even if one of the GPT
copies corrupted, disk is fully functional.



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