i have a serious problem with my LVM (Suse 7.3).
I used to have 2 VGs (ROOT and TAN)
ROOT consisted of /hda1 /hdf1
TAN consisted of /hdh1 /hdg1
There was (hopefully still is) data on both VG.
Now the problem: I put in a new HD yesterday. Reboot. No VGs found anymore. All xxscan commands doesnt find any proof of the VGs. Well, i thought just put the new HD out and everything is ok, but without the new HD the situation is still the same.
The new HD was put alone on a cable. I didnt change anything in the system while the new HD was connected.
The system doesnt find a partition on hda now, dunno why. But everything on VG TAN should work since there is no evidence of any failure happened to hdg1 or hdh1. The system worked perfect for the last 2 weeks.
Now i dunno what to do anymore, since i dont want to loose any data on TAN (the root part is not that important). I would appreciate any help.
lvmdiskscan -- reading all disks / partitions (this may take a while...)
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/sda1 [ 23.50 MB] Primary LINUX native partition [0x83]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/sda2 [ 133.35 MB] Primary LINUX swap partition [0x82]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/sda3 [ 1.86 GB] Primary LINUX native partition [0x83]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/hdg1 [ 57.25 GB] Primary LVM partition [0x8E]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/hdh1 [ 57.25 GB] Primary LVM partition [0x8E]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/hde1 [ 76.34 GB] Primary LINUX native partition [0x83]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/hdf1 [ 74.53 GB] Primary LVM partition [0x8E]
lvmdiskscan -- /dev/hda [ 76.34 GB] free whole disk
lvmdiskscan -- 6 disks
lvmdiskscan -- 1 whole disk
lvmdiskscan -- 0 loop devices
lvmdiskscan -- 0 multiple devices
lvmdiskscan -- 0 network block devices
lvmdiskscan -- 7 partitions
lvmdiskscan -- 3 LVM physical volume partitions
pvscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdg" is in no VG [8.00 GB]
pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdh" is in no VG [8.00 GB]
pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdf1" of VG "ROOT" [74.52 GB / 0 free]
pvscan -- total: 3 [90.53 GB] / in use: 1 [74.53 GB] / in no VG: 2 [16.00 GB]
--- Physical volume ---
PV Name /dev/hdf1
VG Name ROOT
PV Size 74.53 GB / NOT usable 7.05 MB [LVM: 198.00 KB]
PV Status NOT available
Allocatable yes (but full)
Cur LV 1
PE Size (KByte) 4096
Total PE 19078
Free PE 0
Allocated PE 19078
PV UUID bmUZpk-p2Zd-GvxZ-IRfd-k0TA-B79z-iJKxGv
pvdisplay on all discs but hdf1 looks like this:
pvdisplay -- no physical volume identifier on "/dev/hdh1"
If anyone needs more information i would be glad to give it to you.