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Re: [linux-lvm] error trying to vgcfgrestore



nevermind, the problem I have is much worse than I imagined, but has
nothing to do with LVM.  Basically the array was wiped and mkswap and
mke2fs was run on it.  I have no hopes of recovery...



On 29, Jun, 2005, Dan B. Phung declared:

> ah, I think the -l wasn't needed, but still I have no luck:
> 
> blade01:backup # vgcfgrestore big_cheese
>   Couldn't find device with uuid '6uBYm4-WiAQ-eZib-t6hK-IH2c-fmAQ-0a9K9i'.
>   Couldn't find all physical volumes for volume group big_cheese.
>   Restore failed.
> 
> is it safe to recreate the physical volumes?  does anything get wiped, or
> does the meta just get reconstituted?  
> 
> 
> On 29, Jun, 2005, Dan B. Phung declared:
> 
> > this is related to my earlier post of:
> >   [linux-lvm] my volume group disappeared!
> > 
> > I'm trying to restore the vg, which I backed up before with:
> >   vgcfgbackup -f big_cheese_VG.2005.5.12 big_cheese
> > 
> > now, when I try to restore, I get these errors:
> > 
> > blade01:root # vgcfgrestore -d -v -f big_cheese_VG.2005.5.12 -l -n 
> > big_cheese big_cheese
> >     Loaded external locking library liblvm2clusterlock.so
> > 
> >   File:         /etc/lvm/archive/big_cheese_00000.vg
> >     Wiping cache of LVM-capable devices
> >   Couldn't find device with uuid '6uBYm4-WiAQ-eZib-t6hK-IH2c-fmAQ-0a9K9i'.
> >   VG name:      big_cheese
> >   Description:  Created *before* executing 'vgchange -aly'
> >   Backup Time:  Mon Jun  6 00:50:26 2005
> > 
> > 
> >   File:         /etc/lvm/backup/big_cheese
> >   Couldn't find device with uuid '6uBYm4-WiAQ-eZib-t6hK-IH2c-fmAQ-0a9K9i'.
> >   VG name:      big_cheese
> >   Description:  Created *after* executing 'vgchange -aly'
> >   Backup Time:  Mon Jun  6 00:50:26 2005
> > 
> > 
> > ..and I've tried this after doing vgchange -aln
> > 
> > -dan
> > 
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> > read the LVM HOW-TO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/
> > 
> 
> 

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