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Re: XFS - hard drive dying

To: A JM <vbtalent@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS - hard drive dying
From: Iustin Pop <iusty@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 12:56:39 +0300
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On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 04:18:00PM -0400, A JM wrote:
> Yes, I think you understood correctly. The LVM spanned 1 full disk (hdb or 
> hdb1) and a partition on another disk (hda4).
>  I might have a "slight" problem re-activating the VG since the original OS 
> has been rebuilt and therefore doesn't contain what I'm assuming from your 
> post, the original VG data? This is not good!
Uh oh... Could be a problem.
>  Can I re-create the VG on the rebuilt OS and try to incorporate hdb1 back 
> into the new VG? Then try running xfs_repair?
Well, if both /dev/hda4 and /dev/hdb1 are available, you should be able
to recreate it. As far as I know, in default configurations, metadata is
written on all PVs.

Try: vgscan and see if you see the VGforMyth volume. If not, try
pvdisplay /dev/hda4 and pvdisplay /dev/hdb1. Post the output.

Regards,
Iustin Pop


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