While attempting to increase the size (2GB -> 4 GB) of a traditional NW
volume on a NW6.5, SP5 server, a critical error occurred. This one volume
failed to load upon restart. All other volumes are ok (including SYS) and
are mirrored.

Vrepair fails, stating that 2 vol segments
with same sync have mismatched data.

My backups have a gap, due to a problem w/
Symantec's Backup Exec for Netware 9.1
append-overwrite error (now patched).

Are there any tools to manage NWFS volume
segment info? It seems that there are two
additional segment entries that are invalid.

Tried using the Portlock Stormgr eval download,
choosing repair / NW trad part & vol recov cmds / repair vol w missing
segment ...
Stormgr responds showing segments 0 & 1 valid, (2 GB ea, which is
and then segments 2,3 missing. Then says it can't find all volume
segments, and
since it has more than one segment missing, volume repair won't be

Alternately, tried Repair a Mismatched Vol table, the list of vol dir
table sector #1-4 does appear, suggesting the volume in this partition is

I would like to image either the first valid segment,
or the first two segments to merge them into one segment,
or ignore "zero out" these invalid segments,
but don't see what sectors should be imaged for that segment.
I expect that the first valid segment (#0)
contains all of my missing data, as it occupied less
than the original 2GB of space.


Dave Manning

Dave Manning/Kansas State University
Biochemistry Dept/73 Chalmers Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3902
Phone: (785) 532-0657 Fax: (785) 532-7278