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Re: [linux-lvm] vgchange -- ERROR "parameter error"


this looks like a bad snapshot exception table.
Install LVM 1.0.6 which is able to drop the bad snapshot.

On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 12:16:01PM -0800, Gayatri Prabhu wrote:
> Hi,
> I read a few emails on this mailing list with the same
> problem. I'm using LVM version 1.0.1-rc4, kernel
> 2.4.7, Redhat 7.2. I've been unable to activate a VG
> since yesterday. I've been trying to recover data from
> the VG using  the "pvcreate, vgcfgrestore, vgscan,
> vgchange" procedure given as a solution to this
> problem. I still get the following error:
> vgchange -- ERROR "parameter error" setting up
> snapshot copy on write exception table for
> "/dev/vgtest/snap.02"
> I've tried using all the old config files for this VG
> in /etc/lvmconf, but even the oldest file has the
> "messy" snapshot since the snapshot creation was being
> done as part of an hourly cron job. 
> I would appreciate it if you could let me know whether
> there is any other way to still recover the data on
> the disk ? Also, is there a later version of LVM in
> which this problem has been fixed ?
> Thanks,
> Gayatri
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