I have two raid1 arrays and an LVM partition across both raid arrays.

A disk died and I tried to copy back the partition table of the other member to it using sgdisk -R

But I mixed the arguments, so after a reboot, the good disk seems as unusable as the bad one.

Can I fix it? I mean it was running well before I rebooted ...


You can use testdisk to recover your partition table. TestDisk is a free and open source data recovery utility it can:

  • Recover deleted partition
  • Rebuild partition table
  • Rewrite the Master boot record (MBR)

Here a simple howto

  • Testdisk did find the partitions but was telling me "The following partitions can't be recovered" – Laurent Dec 18 '14 at 10:33

I fixed my issue.

Luckily my second raid1 array has a totally identical partition table, so I used sgdisk (the proper way this time) copying the partition table from a disk of that other raid1.

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