[linux-lvm] Disk crash , LVM and ext2... (bis)

Patrick Caulfield caulfield at sistina.com
Wed Sep 25 02:57:44 UTC 2002

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 09:35:43AM +0200, Emmanuel Varagnat wrote:
> Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> >
> >LVM1 can't retrieve data from a VG with a crashed PV (That's what your 
> >backups
> >are for).
> >
> >LVM2 can if you active the VG with the -P (--partial) flag. LVM2 can read 
> >LVM2
> >metadata.

I meant, of course, that LVM2 can read LVM1 metadata :-)
> This system was on a Slackware 8.0, with a 2.4.18 kernel and LVM 
> compiled by myself (can't remember the version).
> I'm gonna take a look a this.

Don't forget, you'll need the "device-mapper" kernel patches too. They work best
with 2.4.19 kernels, there were VM problems with 2.4.18 ones.



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