I updated one of my servers, but - although I took care not to modify - the volume groups on /dev/sdb1 were lost, although the physical volumes seem to be still there:
[root@server ~]# pvscan PV /dev/sda2 VG VolGroup lvm2 [465,16 GiB / 0 free] PV /dev/sdb1 lvm2 [1,82 TiB] Total: 2 [2,27 TiB] / in use: 1 [465,16 GiB] / in no VG: 1 [1,82 TiB] [root@server ~]# pvs -v Scanning for physical volume names PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree DevSize PV UUID /dev/sda2 VolGroup lvm2 a-- 465,16g 0 465,16g HftbaD-MBs0-3p7D-6O13-CrzU-T9Gb-6W0ofB /dev/sdb1 lvm2 a-- 1,82t 1,82t 1,82t dD4XZP-WStA-61xV-5Sff-ifmW-R4rR-JenHoU [root@server ~]# pvck -d -v /dev/sdb1 Scanning /dev/sdb1 Found label on /dev/sdb1, sector 1, type=LVM2 001 Found text metadata area: offset=4096, size=1044480 Found LVM2 metadata record at offset=10752, size=1037824, offset2=0 size2=0 Found LVM2 metadata record at offset=9216, size=1536, offset2=0 size2=0 Found LVM2 metadata record at offset=7168, size=2048, offset2=0 size2=0 Found LVM2 metadata record at offset=5632, size=1536, offset2=0 size2=0
I attempted to fix it as described here and was able to extract the 4 meta data sets listed above (using i.e.
dd bs=1 skip=5632 count=1536 if=/dev/sdb1 of=output.file), none of them includes the lv_data which I'm missing.
Please advise how I could access the files which should be on /dev/sdb1 there. Any help is appreciated!