[linux-lvm] Recovering from disk failure

Alasdair G Kergon agk at uk.sistina.com
Thu Aug 28 07:22:01 UTC 2003

On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 02:36:04AM +0200, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Recently one of two disks in a volume group crashed, and I can't read
> it at all.  Now, some LVs are entirely on the disk that survived.  Is
> there any way I can just disable the broken LVs and continue using the
> complete ones?  I'm using device-mapper and LVM2

Read the description of '--partial' on the lvm(8) man page.
e.g. (lv|vg)change -ay --partial

And '--removemissing' in vgreduce(8) to *permanently* destroy
the lost LVs (run with --test first to check what it will do).

agk at uk.sistina.com

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