[linux-lvm] Volume group not accessible

Matthias Meyer Matthias.Meyer at gmx.li
Fri Nov 25 20:00:49 UTC 2005

Am Donnerstag 24 November 2005 23:50 schrieb Josef Whiter:
> 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
> >Matthias
> Hello,
> 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
vdr:~# vgcfgrestore -n LVM2 /dev/hdd1 -b 2
vdr:~# vgchange -ay
vgchange -- volume group "LVM" already active
vgchange -- volume group "LVM2" successfully activated
vdr:~# mount /dev/LVM2/Media /Media

and my logical volume is online again.

Thanks for making me courage ;-)

Don't Panic

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