[linux-lvm] Disc crash, want to recover some data... PLEASE HELP!

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Mon Dec 30 12:46:02 UTC 2002

-- Jose Luis Domingo Lopez <linux-lvm at 24x7linux.com>

> On Monday, 30 December 2002, at 03:44:10 +0100,
> Olof Aldin wrote:
>> I have 3 hard drives in a few PVs in one VG, and one of the hard drives
>> (IBM 75 GXP, 46GB) crashed today... It can't be read at all or even
>> detected by my BIOS. When I connect it to the IDE bus no discs on that
>> interface are found at all...
> Maybe off-topic here, but these IBM hard drives seem to be defective, and
> have effective MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) that low, that perhaps
> this drive won't be the last to crash in short time.
> If I am not wrong, there are several places that document these
> problems, as well as similar ones with some Fujitsu's hard drives. Just
> in case, search the Internet and replace your disk before they crash.
> Hope my off-topic helps.

That or use RAID underneath LVM for your storage. Using
hardware RAID5 with a reasonable chunk size gives nice
performance and allows you to generate LV's without having
to worry about which PV they are on.

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