[linux-lvm] Accessing volume group on single drive of failed raid 1?

Matthew Gillen me at mattgillen.net
Thu Mar 30 21:59:25 UTC 2006

Kevin Mescher wrote:
> Is there a way to access/start up a volume group from a 
> single drive of a failed raid 1?

Sure.  I've done it recently.

> I had a drive fail on my raid 1 array, and I didn't want to 
> have to bring up a md device to be able to access the 
> volume group information. 

Why?  The md device should be perfectly functional with 1 working drive.

> Is there any way to access the 
> individual drives in the array without having to bring it 
> up?

I don't think so, but that's more a RAID question than an LVM one.


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