[CentOS] LVM recovery questions
cap at nsc.liu.se
Fri Jul 6 06:53:54 UTC 2007
On Friday 06 July 2007, Michael Mueller wrote:
> I did the vgscan after the hdb hdd was added to a fresh system; the hdb
> disk was not identified as having a volume group
> maybe i lost both disks - hda and hdb - doesn't seem likely; more likely
> that i don't know enough about lvm to get this disk back into a file system
I was almost about to give up on this tread (since you havn't really provided
any useful info except for "it doesn't work"). But then I guess I woke up on
the right side of the bed or something... ;-)
Lets start at the beginning (you havn't done so yet).
1) please do give us the output of "fdisk -l", this answers does hdb show up,
and how is it partitioned.
2) please also include the output of "lvmdiskscan ; pvscan ; pvdisplay", this
will tell us if any chunks of lvm data was found.
3) same as 2 for "vgscan ; vgdisplay" but don't bother if 2 didn't find any
4) same as 3 for "lvscan ; lvdisplay -m" but don't bother if 3 didn't find any
With this info I'm sure you'll get better advice/help.
> sigh - i don't really need lvm; waaaaaaa; i wish that system was using
> pre-lvm partitions; i'd be recovered by now
> are there stages for grieving over the loss of a hdd?
> thanks again,
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