On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 10:00:02AM -0500, Jonathan E Brassow wrote: > > On Jul 27, 2005, at 12:24 PM, AJ Lewis wrote: > > >On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 11:33:05AM -0500, Jonathan E Brassow wrote: > >>I'm not familiar exactly with how the metadata gets laid on disk, but > >>I would think you could just 'vgcreate vg_name /dev/hdd2' (you did > >>this > >>already) then 'lvcreate -n <lvname> -l <max size> vg_name'... This of > >>course assumes that the previous lv resided wholly on /dev/hdd2. Then > >>try mounting the new lv and see what happens. > > > >Before you do that, try vgcfgrestore. > > > > AJ, when he did the initial 'vgcreate' was part of the process to > create a backup copy of the metadata? If so, vgcfgrestore could work. > But otherwise, I'm not sure were the old metadata would be stored, > since this disk is from a different machine... Seems odd to me that > vgcreate would blow over the old vg if it knew about it. If it did not > know (or detect the old vg), how would it know to backup the metadata? Not sure, but if the reason the disk was moved was because a cpu went out, i'm assuming the old root fs is also on that disk - hoping so anyway ;) If so, the old root fs can be mounted and /etc/lvm/archive can be checked for a valid copy of the metadata. (Assuming root wasn't on lvm...) As to why vgcreate didn't recognize the old VG...that's very odd - not sure what went wrong there... -- AJ Lewis Voice: 612-638-0500 Red Hat E-Mail: alewis redhat com One Main Street SE, Suite 209 Minneapolis, MN 55414 Current GPG fingerprint = D9F8 EDCE 4242 855F A03D 9B63 F50C 54A8 578C 8715 Grab the key at: http://people.redhat.com/alewis/gpg.html or one of the many keyservers out there...
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