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Re: [linux-lvm] Problems importing volume group



Heinz,

Thanks for the advice.. unfortunately I did not have a backup of
/etc/lvmconf/.. the data was unfortunately lost.  As it stands, I'm still
quite new to the Linux aspect of LVM.  How do I go about backing up VG
configuration or /etc/lvmconf.. Also can you recommend any decent online
guides/How-Tos for Linux LVM?  The documentation I've read thus far (books
and online) has been limited.

>
> Chris,
>
> looks like the installation toasted your PVs (writing partition tables
> to the drives?).
>
> Run vgcfgrestore (you've got a backup of /etc/lvmconf/*, right?).
>
> Regards,
> Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 12:49:41PM -0500, Chris Wells wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I'm still a newbie to LVM but I've followed a FAQ in exporting my VG
>> (I had to replace a failing system drive - not in the VG).  When I
>> replaced the drive and tried to import the volume group, I get the
>> following errors:
>>
>> vgimport kbvg /dev/hde /dev/hdf
>> vgimport -- ERROR "pv_check_consistency(): PE size" checking physical
>> volume consistency of "/dev/hde"
>> vgimport -- ERROR "pv_check_consistency(): PE size" checking physical
>> volume consistency of "/dev/hdf"
>> vgimport -- ERROR: no valid physical volumes found to import volume
>> group "kbvg"
>>
>> When I do a pvscan, I get:
>>
>> pvscan
>> pvscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
>> pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hde"  is in EXPORTED VG "kbvg" [0 / 0
>> free] pvscan -- inactive PV "/dev/hdf"  is in EXPORTED VG "kbvg" [0 /
>> 0 free] pvscan -- total: 2 [37.46 MB] / in use: 2 [37.46 MB] / in no
>> VG: 0 [0]
>>
>>
>> I get these errors even when replacing the old drive and trying to
>> import back.  Any ideas on what I can do next or what the problem
>> could be?  Or.. at least, does anyone know of any tools which I can
>> use to retrieve data from these drives?
>>
>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
>>
>> --
>> Thanks,
>>    Chris Wells
>>    Fusion Hosting & Design
>>    Lexington, KY
>>    chris fusion-hosting net
>>    http://www.fusion-hosting.net
>>    Phone: (859) 492-6439
>>
>>
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>
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-- 
Thanks,
   Chris Wells
   Fusion Hosting & Design
   Lexington, KY
   chris fusion-hosting net
   http://www.fusion-hosting.net
   Phone: (859) 492-6439




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