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Re: [linux-lvm] Disk crash - can't remove...



Kjetil,

the PVs must be initialized before you can use them in some other VG.

Run "pvcreate -ff on /dev/hd[abe-h]" on them.

Regards,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --


On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:14:08PM +0200, Kjetil H. Paulsen wrote:
> Hi
> 
> One of the disks in my volume was destroyed, I really don't care about
> the data but now I can't remove my volume group.
> And I can't add the disks to other volumes either. Tried the UUID fixer,
> but no luck :(
> Any help appreciated... (using RH9 and LVM 1.0.3)
> 
> Pvscan:
> pvscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdg"  is associated to unknown VG
> "stuff_group" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdh" is in no VG  [114.50 GB]
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hde"  is associated to unknown VG
> "stuff_group" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdf"  is associated to unknown VG
> "stuff_group" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hda"  is associated to unknown VG
> "stuff_group" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdb"  is associated to unknown VG
> "stuff_group" (run vgscan)
> pvscan -- total: 6 [296.77 GB] / in use: 5 [182.27 GB] / in no VG: 1
> [114.50 GB]
> 
> Vgscan:
> vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): current PV" can't get data of
> volume group "stuff_group" from physical volume(s)
> vgscan -- "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d" successfully created
> vgscan -- WARNING: This program does not do a VGDA backup of your volume
> group
> 
> [root theone root]# vgchange -a n stuff_group
> vgchange -- couldn't  open volume group "stuff_group" group special file
> vgchange -- try vgmknodes
> 
> [root theone root]# vgmnodes
> -bash: vgmnodes: command not found
> [root theone root]# vgmknodes
> vgmknodes -- no volume groups found to create nodes for
> 
> [root theone root]# vgmknodes stuff_group
> vgmknodes -- volume group "stuff_group" doesn't exist
> 
> [root theone root]# vgremove stuff_group 
> vgremove -- volume group "stuff_group" doesn't exist
> 
> 
> /kjetilhp
> 
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