[linux-lvm] LVM volume (multi-disk) recovery delima
tommy at atrixnet.com
Mon Oct 11 23:12:31 UTC 2004
OOOPS! That's what I said the other day when I realized what I had just
done. I was getting ready to install Linux on a hard drive that had
previously been used as one disk in a two disk logical volume on a
Fedora core 2 server.
I logged in and deleted everything from the file system on the volume
(ext3) that I didn't need to save. There was a lot of data that DID
need to be kept however. I started at / and started deleting away. rm
-rf /bin /etc /var /home ........etc
What I didn't realize was that LVM obviously makes use of some important
files on it's resident file system in order to keep track of itself. In
all my deleting I must have deleted these files, because now I can't get
any kind of rescue disk or partitioning software like partition magic to
find the volume again.
How can I get that precious data back? How can I mount that volume?
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