[linux-lvm] hard drive crash info please

Randy Perkins randyperkins at randyperkins.com
Thu May 8 16:45:02 UTC 2003

> Randy Perkins wrote:
>> hello,
>> 	I have a lvm setup of 5 PV (disks), 1 VG,  and 1 LV.  one of the
>> drives
>> just started clicking, and is not recognizable by the bios. Now when i
>> boot up my volume group is not recognized.
> I did have the same problem a long time ago. So I started to write a
> tool that would try to recover some the data from the remaining data
> available. I lost the first disk of set of 3 disk...
> This is quite finished.
> It uses the capability of LVM2 to deal with 'partial' VG.
> It only works with ext2/ext3 filesystems and require another (temporary)
>  disk where recovered data will be written.
> The URL is at : http://coredump.free.fr/linux/e2retrieve.php
> I also did a floppy disk with the essential (kernel 2.4.19 with LVM2
> patch, LVM2 tools, Busybox and e2retrieve).
> -=( manu )=-


thanks for the reply.
I went to the link you provided but there is no download available.
did you mean to say earlier "this is not quite finished".
is the download available for e2retrieve ??

I am going to have to study the man pages concerning lvm.
I basically studied it enough to get my volume working,
and since then I havent had to mess with it.

thanks again


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