[linux-lvm] Volume group not accessible

Josef Whiter jwhiter at redhat.com
Thu Nov 24 22:50:00 UTC 2005

Matthias Meyer wrote:

>And now I'm not sure how to gain access again.
>Should I try to restore metadata with vgcfgrestore?
>Is it possible that I lost my data if I try vgcfgrestore?
>Or should I create a new Volume group and include the device /dev/hdd1 to 
>this VG? If I do this, what the way to delete volume group LVM2?
>Thanks in advance

I'm not sure what the best way to go about fixing this problem is, but a 
vgcfgrestore shouldn't harm your data, it basically just writes over a 
section of your disk that was already being used by the LVM data 
anyway.  Hope that helps.


Josef Whiter, RHCE
Global Support Services
Red Hat, Inc.
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