[linux-lvm] Datarecovery on LVM volumes

Arshavir Grigorian ag at m-cam.com
Thu Nov 4 00:56:39 UTC 2004

hengelland at krollontrack.de wrote:

> We got a couple of drives with the partiton identifier "0x8E". They 
> are all part of an LVM with kind of EXT2 structures.
> The EXT2 structures do not look like they usually do ... superblocks 
> are way different.
> I would like to ask if somebody could provide me with some Offset 
> information how
> physical volumes, volume groups and logical volumes work together on a 
> sector table basis ...
> Many thanks

Take a look at /etc/lvm/backup directory for files describing your 
volume group layout.
Also, look into vgcfgbackup and vgcfgrestore.
Good luck!


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