[linux-lvm] LV recovery

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Mon Dec 9 07:38:02 UTC 2002


vgscan should recognize your VG fine if nothing overwrote the LVM metadata
on /dev/hdc.
What does vgscan dispay ?

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 02:45:36PM +0200, Lawrence Strydom wrote:
> Hi,
> My company uses a SuSE email server III solution. The box has 2 IDE
> drives, hda with /boot, /, and swap partintions on. The second, hdc, was
> placed in a LVG with a LV for /var occupying all availlable space.
> While I was away (quick absolution of self) one of the junior guys did
> an online update of the software after which the system wouldn't start
> again. To make a long story short, I managed to get the system going
> again BUT..... /var cannot be mounted. 
> /etc/fstab points to /dev/system/VAR. Upon inspection, this binary file
> turns out to contain nothing but an error message about being unable to
> write to /lib/modules/2.4.18-nnnnn/modules.dep. Ooops...
> Now my question is this: Is it possible to recover the data from the
> /var LV if the /dev/system/VAR file has gone AWOL? 
> Any pointers to documentation/tools will be very much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Lawrence
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