[linux-lvm] Drive failure

Urs Thuermann urs at isnogud.escape.de
Sun May 18 13:24:02 UTC 2003

"B. J. Zolp" <bjzolp at wisc.edu> writes:

> I'm doing a
>  dd bs=512 conv=noerror,sync if=/dev/hdf of=/dev/null 
> right now.  It has been going for a few hours, but does not seem to be taking 
> up any cpu cycles (it looks hung up).  I will let it go over night and see 
> how it is tomorrow.  What would you suggest I do if the I can only get the 
> data on the HD up until the bad sector (or where ever it is hung up).  This 
> is the last drive in the logical volume, so there was not too much data on 
> it, but how would I go about added the new replacement drive to the logical 
> volume without messing up my entire filesystem?

You could also try dd_rescue(1), which was written, AFAIR, by Kurt
Garloff.  You should find it using Google.


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