[linux-lvm] LVM recovery

Alasdair G Kergon agk at uk.sistina.com
Mon Jul 21 12:25:02 UTC 2003

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 11:59:38AM +1000, Melinda Taylor wrote:
> lvm> vgchange --partial -a y

First off, you should take complete disk-level backups of your remaining disks
in the VG.

If the messages are accurate, there's likely to be only a problem with lv02, 
not lv03 which you're trying to mount, so try a normal (rw) mount of
lv03 and see if the ext3 recovery copes, or else try fsck.  If you took
the disk-level backups first you can restore the disks from the backups
if fsck makes things worse and you need to try other restoration

*AFTER* you've completed extracting your data, you can use LVM2's vgreduce
to tidy up the LVM configuration, removing the lost PVs and
partially-missing LV completely. But read the vgreduce man page first
and use --test before running it for real to check it's going to do
something sensible in your circumstances.


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