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Re: [linux-lvm] After power outtage my vg is gone


you probably need to update to LVM 1.0.1 rc4 to address this then
(You can get the LVM code from CVS at www.sistina.com).

I am not sure if you need to update the kernel part of LVM in Debian though.

Just compile the library and tools as described in LVMs INSTALL file and try.
If that finds your VG (which I hope ;-) and you still see other problems,
please either get the recent Alan Cox kernel (which is up to date IRT LVM)
*or* patch Linus kernel following the instructions in LVMs INSTALL and

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Sun, Oct 28, 2001 at 07:09:35PM +0100, Klaus Pedersen wrote:
> I'm using Debian Linux on 2.4.6 (and whatever version of LVM that comes with
> it).
> After accidentaly pushing the power switch on my Linux server and starting
> it up again, I have problems mounting my vg again.
> This is what happens :
> Vault:/home/ultra# mount /glftpd/site
> mount: /dev/site_vg/lvol1 is not a valid block device
> Vault:/home/ultra# vgscan
> vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> vgscan -- found inactive volume group "site_vg"
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): allocated LE of LV" can't get
> data of volume group "site_vg" from physical volume(s)
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): allocated LE of LV" creating
> "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d"
> Vault:/home/ultra#
> I read through the archive of the list because I am absolutely sure I am not
> the first who had this problem. I read some stuff about using the uuid_fixer
> tool, bit as far as I was able to read, the problem that fixes only shows up
> after extending the VG (Which I did a week or so, ago), and only for kernels
> up to 2.4.5.
> Is this true ?
> Vault:~/uuid_fixer# ./uuid_fixer /dev/hda8 /dev/hdb1
> UUIDs discovered:
> W9tkR7eq026WBMCBrUCdebI32vRyFuLn
> u5vBzCHwu5mjAt5yN0lS4Ecrto1jI9NZ
> I tried running it anyway, and after that I ran vgscan - and the same
> problems showed up.
> What do I do to recoved my data ?
> Any help is greatly appreciated
> /Klaus
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