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RE: [linux-lvm] Can't find LVM partition



Heinz,

When I type in pvdata /dev/sda5 I get the following output.

--- NEW Physical volume ---
PV Name               /dev/sda5
VG Name
PV Size               0 [0 secs]
PV#                   0
PV Status             NOT available
Allocatable           NO
Cur LV                0
PE Size (KByte)       0
Total PE              0
Free PE               0
Allocated PE          0
PV UUID               none

--- Volume group ---
VG Name
VG Access             error
VG Status             NOT available/NOT resizable
VG #                  0
MAX LV                0
Cur LV                0
Open LV               0
MAX LV Size           0
Max PV                0
Cur PV                0
Act PV                0
VG Size               0
PE Size               0
Total PE              0
Alloc PE / Size       0 / 0
Free  PE / Size       0 / 0
VG UUID               none

--- List of logical volumes ---

--- List of physical volume UUIDs ---

I'm assuming that it cannot find the LVM partition information.
Unfortunately I do not have a backup copy of the /etc/lvmconf/* files.  If
you know of anything else I could try it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Darryl


-----Original Message-----
From: Heinz J . Mauelshagen [mailto:mauelshagen sistina com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:32 AM
To: linux-lvm sistina com
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Can't find LVM partition



Darryl,

as Patrick said, vgscan should find your LVM partition fine unless it got
written over.

In case just the LVM metadata at the beginning of that partition (~ < 1MB)
got overwritten during install, backups of /etc/lvmconf/* and
vgcfgrestore(8)
are your friends as Sander metioned. If more is gone you probably wont't get
back a whole lot of useful data.

Any progress so far?


On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 11:36:38AM -0400, Stauffer, Darryl wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I just got done upgrading from Redhat 7.2 to Redhat 7.3.  My home
directory
> was setup on its own partition using LVM and reiserFS.  The upgrade was
done
> by formatting the original root partition and reinstalling OS which means
> that all the LVM info is gone.  Is there any way to recover my LVM
> partition?
> 
> Thanks,
> Darryl
> 
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