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Re: [linux-lvm] Problem: "only found 768 of 769 LEs for LV /dev/vg00/lvol1"



Could you tell me which release of LVM you used to create the volume
group in the first place please ?

- Joe

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 11:43:10AM +0200, Julian Glashoff wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have a problem with my volume group:
> I was using kernel 2.4.7 with LVM 1.0.1-rc1.
> I tried to extend a logical volume (/dev/vg00/lvol2) by 4Gig and got the
> error message "No such device or address in kernel".
> Then I tried to extend /dev/vg00/lvol1 by 1 extent just to test if I was
> able to change volumes at all whereupon the system completely crashed.
> On the next reboot I got the following message from vgscan:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> # vgscan
> vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> vgscan -- found inactive volume group "vg00"
> vgscan -- only found 768 of 769 LEs for LV /dev/vg00/lvol1 (1)
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): allocated LE of LV" can't get
> data of volume group "vg00" from physical volume(s)
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): allocated LE of LV" creating
> "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d"
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> And now I am unable to access the volume group.
> Then I tried to restore the backups with the following result:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> # vgcfgrestore -n vg00 -l
> vgcfgrestore -- ERROR: different structure size stored in
> "/etc/lvmconf/vg00.conf" than expected in file vg_cfgrestore.c [line 120]
> vgcfgrestore -- ERROR "vg_cfgrestore(): read" restoring volume group "vg00"
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> The documentation says this would be caused by an incorrect LVM version.
> I was using 1.0.1-rc1 and have tried to restore the backups with every
> version from 0.9.1-beta1 up to 1.0.1-rc2 and all versions give me the same
> error.
> 
> Is there anything I can do to restore my volume group?
> 
> The output of "pvdata -a" can be found here:
> 
> http://hactar.dnsalias.net/lvm/pvdata.hda5
> http://hactar.dnsalias.net/lvm/pvdata.hda7
> http://hactar.dnsalias.net/lvm/pvdata.hdc2
> 
> --
> Julian Glashoff
> <helldog gmx net>
> 
> 
> 
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