[linux-lvm] LVM1 and a dying disk (fixed)

Rickard Olsson richie at webhackande.se
Tue Sep 16 06:54:02 UTC 2003

# vgchange -ay
vgchange -- volume group "files_vg" successfully activated

I had a duplicate PV uuid for some reason.

The LVM2 vgcfgrestore didn't like the old LVM1 metadata format and 
LVM2's vgconvert said files_vg doesn't exist. Catch 22. Combining the -u 
switch in LVM2's pvcreate with a regular pvcreate and vgcfgrestore in 
LVM1 finally solved that.

Very, very scary. Now to see if reiserfsck's --rebuild_tree works. :-)

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