[linux-lvm] disk failure
newsmail at satimex.tvnet.hu
Mon Sep 2 14:38:02 UTC 2002
thx for your answer. actually I had this 3 drive linear array, with 170
gigs. 60+80+30. the 30 gig one died. Only 20gigs of data were on the array.
My big problem is, that I dont even have an idea in which order I added
them. is there a way to determine the order of the drives in the array?
At 14:54 2002. 09. 02., you wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 04:50:27AM +0100, Newsmail wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > maybe its an already answered problem, I dont know,
> > I just have an lvm array of 3 disks. and the last disk of the array just
> > died, as is. I cannot to anything with it, it died, it doesnt even spin
> > what should I do with my array to make it work, or at least save the
> data I
> > have on it?
> > I tried vgchange -an -qn to make it active without a quorum, but after I
> > didnt have an idea what to do. how can I remove the faultive, non-existing
> > drive from it? what should I do?
>Well, you should backup any data you can still access this way or copy
>it to new LVs in a newly created VG.
>Either way you need to reinitialize the 2 remaining PVs after that to use them
>in some other VG.
>Your only other option to regain quorum (with all data of the failed PV lost!)
>is to vgcfgrestore the metadata of the failed drive to a replacement one,
>and "vgscan ; vgchange -ay".
> > thanx in advance,
> > regards,
> > greg
> > ps: I'm using reiserfs.
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