speaking up LVM

Gabriel M Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Tue Sep 12 14:39:03 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 15:56 +0200, Thilo Six wrote:
> scenario 3:
> i have put my backup into lvm, after system crash i need to put things
> back (boot from livecd, or something).
> How about the difficulty to recover data from the backup since it is an
> lvm. lvm adds extra complexity which increase by definition error rate.
> e.g. I am "allways" able to access the backup partition from a live cd,
> it only needs to be mounted.
> Which requirements must be fullfilled in that case with lvm?

Hi, you can still get at LVs the same way as normal partitions. Maybe
some kernel modules need to be loaded though. Yesterday I successfully
used the latest Knoppix CD to access and recover my entire LV system.
With knoppix you simply need to type "modprobe dm-mod" and "vgscan" and
"vgscan -a y" and it'll get all the LVM stuff working.

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