[linux-lvm] bad vgexport/import

Tod Detre tod at po.cwru.edu
Mon Dec 2 10:47:02 UTC 2002

I've been having troubles with one of my systems so I did a vgexport on 
one of my volume groups in case I found part of the system to be 
unrecoverable. When I got the system back online I tried to do a 
vgimport, but it complained about the first disk not being in the same 
group as the other disks. I looked at the pvscan output found that the 
first disk did not appear to have been exported with the rest of the 
disks. This could have been from the troubles I was originally having.

Well, I did some google searches and found someone with a similar 
problem and he used lde (linux disk editor) to change the volume group 
name to match the other disks, well, I tried changing the unexported 
disk to be "exported" and it seems to have somewhat worked, but not 
completely. I now get this error:

vgimport mirror /dev/hdc1 /dev/hde1 /dev/hdg1 /dev/hdi1 /dev/hdk1
vgimport -- ERROR: only 5 physical volumes of 4 given for volume group 

any ideas on how to fix this?

Tod Detre
Unix Technical Support
Case Western Reserve University
usworkstation at po.cwru.edu

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