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Re: [linux-lvm] restoring my lvm

Hi Luca

> On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 12:06:55AM +0100, Jannetta S Steyn wrote:
>>My problem was that the new system (also FC4 and also a vanilla install)
>>already had VolGroup00. I then did a 'vgcreate VolGroup01 /dev/hdb2'. I
> vgcreate = msdos format
> you just wiped your disk

It didn't take very long and didn't give any warnings, so I thought it
just wrote the volume name to somewhere on the disk.

> if you are certain that the previous logical volume spanned the whole
> disk, you can:
> # vgdisplay /dev/VolGroup01

vgdisplay /dev/VolGroup01
  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               VolGroup01
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        1
  Metadata Sequence No  3
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                0
  Cur LV                0
  Open LV               0
  Max PV                0
  Cur PV                1
  Act PV                1
  VG Size               2.93 GB
  PE Size               4.00 MB
  Total PE              749
  Alloc PE / Size       0 / 0
  Free  PE / Size       749 / 2.93 GB
  VG UUID               Fv9M5d-0VU8-PiyT-yg4g-FY2C-Ogcc-30klLO

> and look at the "Total PE" value, then
> # lvcreate -Z n -l TOTAL_PE -n LogVol01 /dev/VolGroup01

What I'm certain about is that there are two partitions on the disk:
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *           1         203      102280+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb2             204        6296     3070872   8e  Linux LVM

/dev/hdb2 has two physical volumes, the first a swap and the second data.

> but i'd rater first try with http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
> which might be able to recover the damage you did.

I have downloaded testdisk and this is what I get:

TestDisk 6.3, Data Recovery Utility, March 2006
Christophe GRENIER <grenier cgsecurity org>

Disk /dev/hdb - 3249 MB / 3098 MiB - CHS 6296 16 63
     Partition               Start        End    Size in sectors
* Linux                    0   1  1   202  15 63     204561 [/boot]
D Linux                  203   0  1  5645  15 63    5486544 [/]
D Linux LVM              203   0  1  6295  15 63    6141744
D Linux                  229   0  1  5560  15 63    5374656
D Linux                  265   0  1  5596  15 63    5374656

Any suggestions as to what I could do now?

Thanks so far


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