[linux-lvm] LVM is wont restore. DESPERATE. PLEASE HELP!

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Mon Dec 16 10:08:02 UTC 2002


you may want to try uuid_fixer which i've send to you in direct mail.

Run "uuid_fixer YourPV1 YourPV2" and answer yes to the update question.

The run "vgscan; vgchange -ay".

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 04:32:54PM +1100, acpretty at ozemail.com.au wrote:
> Hey all, 
>   If someone is around who could help me it would be SO appreciated. 
> I have a volume group (vg00) with two physical volumes in it.     
> with in about half an hour .....
>    I extended one of the logical volumes, no probs
>    I extended the file system, noprobs 
>    was doing a large-ish transfer to my enlarged fs when the machine crashed...
> upon restarting the machine told me I had inconsistencies in my PV's so I did a vgcfgrestore. Now upon restarting I get no acknowledgement of the volume group at all....
> SO! I thought I'd try and force a vgimport of the volume group only to find that vgimport says that the two PV's in the VG are not from the same VG. 
> now I'm a bit lost, if anyone could help, PLEASE!!!! I have one last thing I think I should try but I'm uncertain. 
> When I run pvdata the bit at the bottom says:
>   --- List of physical volume UUIDs ---
>   001: EtJbdT-qZBP-P6Bf-yRwi-I4Bn-0qzS-L13XYu
>   002: --- EMPTY ---
> shouldn't each PV know about all the other PV's UUID's in this list and therefore can anyone tell me if using the UUID fixer program is the thing to do?
> more importantly can anyone tell me how much of the partitions I need to dd in order to preserve the meta data in case this doesn't help
> Thanks reading this far and thanks in advance to the help
> Alex
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