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Re: [linux-lvm] restoring volume group from file



James,

sounds like you had a problem with your LVs before you copied already,
which I assume was the reason to copy hde5 and run vgcfgrestore.

What does vgck (metadata checker) display ?

Maybe you have better luck with an older metadata backup from
/etc/lvmconf ?

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 12:39:42PM -0400, James W Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I recently made a copy of an lvm partition to a file, using dd:
> 
> dd if=/dev/hde5 of=lvm-file bs=...
> 
> I would now like to mount this file, which contains a single volume
> group, on a different machine.  Here is what I have done so far:
> 
> 1) create a loopback device for the file
> 
> # losetup /dev/loop0 lvm-file
> 
> 2) pvscan, detects the volume group
> 
> # pvscan
> pvscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/loop0" of VG "vg00" [23.45 GB / 3.20 GB free]
> pvscan -- total: 1 [23.46 GB] / in use: 1 [23.46 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0]
> 
> 3) Now, when I try to do vgcfgrestore, I get the following error:
> 
> # vgcfgrestore -n vg00 -f vg00.conf -o /dev/hde5 /dev/loop0
> vgcfgrestore -- size of physical volume /dev/loop0 differs from backup
> 
> 
> I tried passing the -i option to tell it to ignore the size
> difference, and then it did create the volume group, but all of the
> logical volumes are unusable---e2fsck cannot find the superblocks on
> the filesystems.
> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I might try to get this to
> work?  Any help would be tremendously appreciated.
> 
> Many thanks,
> James
> 
> 
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