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I have a tale of woe to tell. I had (notice the past tense) a LVM VolumeGroup comprised of two physical volumes that failed due to the accidental deletion of one of those volumes. I am now trying to recover data from the non-failed drive, but I it appears that there is no filesystem on the disk.

When I run the image through strings, I see data on the drive so I know that it is not blank. Also, I see the LVM partition via fdisk, so I believe that the partition is intact.

How can I evict this drive from the failed VolumeGroup and then mount the ext3 filesystem so I can recover the data on the drive?

What data can I post to help inform those willing to assist?

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How where was LVM using the two disk? Can you post the commands you used to create the logical volumes? Did you use any of the striping/mirroring features? Why not simply recover from your backup? –  Zoredache Feb 16 '12 at 20:31
No backup to recover from... yes I know, bad choices lead to bad outcomes. –  QWade Feb 19 '12 at 7:55
the VolGroup was made up of two physical disks. to make things more difficult, this was as Xen guest machine and the LVM was the "/" mount point. So what I have is a .img file that shows the following partitions: –  QWade Feb 19 '12 at 7:57

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