[linux-lvm] Help - how do I recover a lost Volume Group

Patrick Caulfield caulfield at sistina.com
Tue Apr 15 04:42:01 UTC 2003

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 09:28:46AM +0100, Chandler, Alan wrote:
> I am not subscribed to this list - please CC me back again and to the copy
> address (home and work).
> It was starting to fail so I have purchased another disk and temporarily
> wired it in as /dev/hdb.  I created three partitions on in with /dev/hdb3 as
> the lvm partition.  I successfully copied the first two partitions but with
> the third, in order to preserve my volume group name (vg1), I did pvcreate
> /dev/hdb3, vgextend vg1 /dev/hdb3 and pvmove /dev/hda3 so that all the data
> should now be on /dev/hdb3.

Did you vgreduce the old disk out of the VG ?

If not, then the easiest thing to do is attach the old disk, vgreduce it out of
the VG and all should be well.



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