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Re: [linux-lvm] waah waah - disaster recovery



Rosenstrauch, David wrote:

Basically just dd the data from the partition on the bad disk to the partition
on the new disk (e.g., "dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/dev/hdb3").

dd_rescue.


http://freshmeat.net/projects/ddrescue/
http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

Nice feature: If the OP still had had the first disk, he could have run dd_rescue on *both* disks (since they were copies of each other) and in effect recovered all data that was still readable on *either* disk (unless disk #1 was totally dead, of course).



The Gentoo LiveCD has LVM2 support.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/lvm2.xml

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