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November 27, 2014

Ceph: recover OSDs after SSD journal failure

A common recommendation is to store OSD journal on a SSD drive which implies loosing your OSD if this journal fails.
This article assumes that your OSDs have been originally deployed with ceph-disk.
You will also realise that it’s really simple to bring your OSDs back to life after replacing your faulty SSD with a new one.

Even if OSDs have segfaulted, data directories are still mounted so you can easily get the journal FSID:

$ journal_uuid=$(sudo cat /var/lib/ceph/osd/ceph-0/journal_uuid)
$ sudo sgdisk --new=1:0:+20480M --change-name=1:'ceph journal' --partition-guid=1:$journal_uuid --typecode=1:$journal_uuid --mbrtogpt -- /dev/sdk

The journal symlink should not be broken anymore and available at /var/lib/ceph/osd/ceph-0/journal.
Now we recreate the journal on our new partition and start our OSD.

$ sudo ceph-osd --mkjournal -i 20
$ sudo service ceph start osd.20

Bonus script:



osds=”1 2 3″

for osd_id in osds; do
journal_uuid=$(sudo cat /var/lib/ceph/osd/ceph-$osd_id/journal_uuid)
sudo sgdisk –new=$partition:0:+20480M –change-name=$partition:’ceph journal’ –partition-guid=$partition:$journal_uuid –typecode=$partition:$journal_uuid –mbrtogpt — $journal_disk
sudo ceph-osd –mkjournal -i $osd_id
sudo service ceph start osd.$osd_id

Simple right? To create more partitions, simply change the 1 in the sgdisk command with another number which represents the partition number.