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Oracle Linux: How to Repair XFS File System (Doc ID 2508426.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document intends to show how to check and repair any damaged XFS filesystem.

If we cannot mount an XFS file system, we can use the xfs_repair command to repair its consistency. Usually, we would only run this command on the device file of an unmounted file system that we believe has a problem. 


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