[linux-lvm] rescue a lvm

Octavio octaviomaiden at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 2 15:41:11 UTC 2010

Hello Taka
Thanks for reply and for the links, fortunately I already have recovery my info, Wha t I do was edit the backup of the metadata manually to remove the missing disk (it doesn't have any info) then I restore the backup and done, the disk starts OK and all the data was there 


--- El lun, 6/28/10, Takahiro Yasui <takahiro.yasui at hds.com> escribió:

De: Takahiro Yasui <takahiro.yasui at hds.com>
Asunto: Re: [linux-lvm] rescue a lvm
A: "LVM general discussion and development" <linux-lvm at redhat.com>
Fecha: lunes, 28 de junio de 2010, 10:19 am

Hello Octavio,

> I remove a PV from a GV on a umounted system and then I lost the whole group, now I just have the first HD and I want to read the data it has

> I have the pv without change the the VG is lost
> I have the backup of meta data in the PV so can I wondering to know if is safe to vgcfgrestore the file? or I could lost the data?

I'm not an expert of this area and not sure if you can rescue it or not,
but the following document might be helpful to you.

Chapter 6. LVM Troubleshooting

6.4. Recovering Physical Volume Metadata


Takahiro Yasui
Hitachi Data Systems

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