Mounting an LVM disk

Weiner, Michael weinerm at
Mon May 24 13:08:49 CDT 2010

Bond - 

Thank you once again for your insightful response. I will dig a bit and
see what I can come up with using your suggested approaches.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Bond Masuda
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 1:56 PM
To: 'J. Epperson'; linux-poweredge at
Subject: RE: Mounting an LVM disk

> If your disk were intact, yeah, you should be able to vgimport the
> volume
> group and mount it.  But the partition table results you're seeing are
> consistent with someone trying to clone a 1Tb disk to a 2Tb one and
> getting the source and target mixed up, overwriting the partition
> on
> the 1Tb with the table from the 2Tb.  In which case, fuhgeddaboudit .

well, actually, if the data portion is untouched, if one can guess or
restore the partition table, everything should be just fine. if the
partition table has gotten corrupted, mistakenly overwritten, etc., I
make a 'dd' image of it and mess with the image or copy of the image.

there is also 'gpart', which can scan and try to guess what the
table was originally.

you might need to figure out if the entire 1tb disk (/dev/sdc) was used
as a
LVM2 PV, or if the disk was a single partition (/dev/sdc1) marked as
and the partition was used as a PV. if the former, you don't need to
much about the partition table.


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