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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM ate my data!



On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 07:14:33PM +0000, wbh wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:
> 
> > In case *all* your PVs making up your VG are accessable, your LVM metadata
> > looks toasted.
> 
> The bootup should just run "vgchange -ay", ah well!
> 
> > You need to "pvcreate -ff" your PVs and vgcfgrestore a metadata backup
> > to all of them.
> > Before doing so, you can save your actual metadata for recovery in case
> > something goes badly wrong with:
> 
> OK, metadata saved.
> 
> > So, assuming /dev/hda[34] are all your PVs which belonged to the missing VG
> > (otherwise add those), figure out the recent metadata backup in /etc/lvmconf.
> > Say /etc/lvmconf/VG.conf would be the one.
> > 
> > Then run:
> Using the 1.0.3 versions...
> 
> > pvcreate -yff /dev/hda[34]
> 
> pvcreate -- WARNING: forcing physical volume creation on "/dev/hda3" of
> volume group "pvg"
> pvcreate -- physical volume "/dev/hda3" successfully created
> pvcreate -- WARNING: forcing physical volume creation on "/dev/hda4" of
> volume group "pvg"
> pvcreate -- physical volume "/dev/hda4" successfully created
> 
> > vgcfgrestore -n YourVGName /dev/hda3
> vgcfgrestore -- INFO: using backup file "/etc/lvmconf/pvg.conf"
> vgcfgrestore -- ERROR: different structure size stored in
> "/etc/lvmconf/pvg.conf" than expected in file vg_cfgrestore.c [line 139]
> vgcfgrestore -- ERROR "vg_cfgrestore(): read" restoring volume group "pvg"

Oops. Forgot that one.
If you have a rather old LVM version in use, the VGDA backups can only be
restored using that version specific vgcfgrestore.

So, you absolutely did the right things you reported in your previous email.

> 
> Hmm. Same for ./vgcfgrestore -f /etc/lvmconf/pvg.conf*
> 
> > vgcfgrestore -n YourVGName /dev/hda4
> > vgscan
> > vgchange -ay
> > 
> > Please upgrade to LVM 1.0.3 and do the pvcreate + vgcfgrestore above.
> 
> Got 1.0.3 Should I try the vgcfgresore with the old tools (v0.9)???

Yes, as you already did :-)
The new vgcfgrestore makes uuid_fixer obsolete in case you should run into
such problem again.

> 
> BTW, thanks very much for getting back so rapidly!
> 
> Thanks,
>     Bill
> 
> 
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