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Re: [linux-lvm] accidently formatted a physical volume...

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 10:41:24PM +0200, Anders Widman wrote:
> >> Or, is there any way that I can fix/restore the formatted drive?
> > Not at the *NIX level. If the data were SERIOUSLY valuable
> > it can be recovered by physical means. Short of that I'd
> > say it's time to reach for your tapes...

The unfortunate thing was that timing couldn't have been worse. The
last backup I made before the incident would only contain a fraction
of the info that I actually need. Partly my fault, I know, but being
able to restore the drive would be the goal.

> Are you sure? The data should be there in the co-worker did not make a
> "full" (zeroing blocks) format. Is it not possible to restore the LVM
> headers (or what it is called) on that drive?

I do know that it was a straight simple format, literally
'mkfs.ext2 /dev/hdb', so I know the info is still there. My experience
in this is rather limited, so I'm not sure of the best way to fish it

Adam McDaniel
Array Networks
Calgary, AB, Canada

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