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Re: [linux-lvm] How to recover a VG from another PC?



Kurt,

send me <mauelshagen redhat com> a copy of the bzip2'ed output of
"dd if=/dev/hdc2 ibs=1k count=4k" and i'll have a go on your metadata trying
to repair it and send it back to you for VG recovery.

Cheers,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 12:44:57PM +0100, Kurt Huwig wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> I've got the following problem:
> 
> I replaced an old SUSE 7.3, Kernel 2.4.10 (or so) by a current Debian 
> with 2.4.23. There was an IDE disk:
> 
> /dev/hdc2            65      5005  39688582+  8e  Linux LVM
> 
> There was a volume group called 'ide' containing only this one partition.
> 
> Unfortunately I did the reinstall before reading the LVM manual and so 
> did not use the export-feature. What I get from 'vgscan -d' is:
> 
> <333> pv_check_volume -- CALLED  dev_name: "/dev/hdc2"  pv: 804D110
> <4444> pv_check_name -- CALLED with "/dev/hdc2"
> <55555> lvm_check_chars -- CALLED with name: "/dev/hdc2"
> <55555> lvm_check_chars -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> <4444> pv_check_name -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> <4444> pv_check_new -- CALLED
> <4444> pv_check_new -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> <4444> vg_check_name -- CALLED with VG: ide
> <55555> lvm_check_chars -- CALLED with name: "ide"
> <55555> lvm_check_chars -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> <4444> vg_check_name -- LEAVING with ret: -348
> <333> pv_check_volume -- LEAVING with ret: 0
> <22> pv_read_all_pv -- device /dev/hdc2 NOT used
> 
> but no volume group appears.
> 
> What can I do?
> 
> 
> Kurt
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