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Re: [Re: [linux-lvm] VG lost, no lvmconf => Help ! ] Corrupted PV UUID



On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 06:52:02PM +0100, Guillaume Duquesnay wrote:
> Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:
> 
>  > On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 04:15:27PM +0100, Guillaume Duquesnay wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  > So, let's hack one in to hopefully make LVM happier.
>  >
>  > First preserve the metadata on sda1 and sda3 for recovery with:
>  >
>  > dd if=/dev/sda1 of=sda1.VGDA count=512 bs=1k dd if=/dev/sda3
>  > of=sda3.VGDA count=512 bs=1k
> 
> done ;-)

:)

> 
>  >
>  > Backup sda[13].VGDA please.
> 
> on a snapshoted nfs.

Ok

> 
> 
>  >
>  >
>  > echo "sahdgdgasjg21hxjn45jxJJ45aasdc3d"|dd of=/dev/sda3 obs=1
>  > seek=44 count=32
> 
> I didn't remember enough C to calculate this offset ;-) !
> Question : is it a pure random UUID, that uuid_fixer will propagate
> wherever it is needed ?

Well, to tell you the truth: it was my fingers running over my keyboard
in a nervous coffein lack ;-)
And yes, uuid_fixer should.

> 
>  >
>  > Run
>  >
>  > ./uuid_fixer /dev/sda1 /dev/sda3
>  >
>  > again. Retry vgscan afterwards.
> 
> uuid_fixer found the 2 PVs with their respective UUID,
> when asked about writing in each file, i didn't find what it was about 
> in the README, but i answered affirmative, and then normal termination.
> But vgscan missed again my VG.

Hmmm. Strange.
If you answer yes or use the force option it should have written
the PV UUID lists to the devices correctly.

Like: "uuid_fixer -f /dev/sda[13]"

> 
> Some few uuid_fixer and failing scans later, i tried "no" to the mistery 
> question of uuid_fixer, after what vgscan find up my "main" VG.

You seem to have disks which need to be convinced to take writes ;-)

> 
> vgchange -ay, mounting, cfgbackup, lilo, etc., everything was working 
> like a charm ! Either did the reboot, so i'm currently running with my 
> lvm root partition.
> Many thanks, many thanks, everything is fixed.

You're welcome.

> 
> So I have only some informative question : what did uuid_fixer do, and 
> what does the question mean ?

As said above:
the question comes up unless you use uuid_fixer with the "-f" option.
If you answer 'y', it writes the PV UUID list back to all the devices
on the command line. PV UUID lists of *all* PVs are stored on all PVs
of a VG in order to identify the relationship between VG and PVs uniquely.

> 
> 
> Guillaume
> 
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