[linux-lvm] Lost Disk, System Recovery
Heinz J . Mauelshagen
mauelshagen at sistina.com
Fri Jun 20 04:28:02 UTC 2003
see my mail (Subject: PV and disk recovery) dated May 27 on this list.
On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 07:47:49PM -0400, Andrew Fabian wrote:
> I'm having a problem that sounds similar to the one described in http://lists.sistina.com/pipermail/linux-lvm/2003-February/013420.html. I lost one disk out of a four-disk VG. I'm 99% sure the disk was empty at the time. Now I can't get vgscan to recognize the VG. pvscan displays:
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdg1" is associated to unknown VG "vg" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdh1" is associated to unknown VG "vg" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdc2" is associated to unknown VG "vg" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- total: 3 [69.92 GB] / in use: 3 [69.92 GB] / in no VG: 0 
> and vgscan displays:
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): current PV" can't get data of volume group "vg" from physical volume(s)
> I tried running vgcfgrestore -f /mnt/etc/lvmconf/vg.conf /dev/hdg1 (I'm running knoppix off of a CD at the moment, with my root partition mounted on /mnt) and got the response:
> vgcfgrestore -- this is a backup of volume group "vg"
> vgcfgrestore -- physical volume "/dev/hdg1" doesn't belong to volume group "vg"
> Same result for each other disk. Any ideas how to get the three remaining disks up and running? Thanks.
> Andrew Fabian
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