[linux-lvm] lvm

Heinz J. Mauelshagen Heinz.Mauelshagen at t-online.de
Sun Dec 3 14:29:01 UTC 2000

On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 08:36:28AM +0100, andreas wrote:
> hi guys,
> after a hdisc crash i got only data (various logical volumes) on one of three physical volumes.
> could someone tell me, if there is a way to use this physical volume and it's logical volumes in my new created volume group without having
> any backup of my old one.

There's no way to use it in a new created VG.
But you can restore the VG metadata (VGDA) of the disapeared disk(s)
using vgcfgrestore(8) in order to make use of the available data.

Please remember that in case you had eg. filesystem data in LVs on the dead
disk(s), you can't make use of it any longer.

> thank you guys for your support,
>     andreas behler


Heinz      -- The LVM guy --


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