[sf-lug] Does anyone know how to recover files from a LVM volume?

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Jun 9 15:49:42 PDT 2008

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Bobbie Sellers wrote:

> Asheesh Laroia wrote:
>> On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>>>    Well I have a 40 GB drive that stopped working properly
>>> with a Mandriva installed LVM.  It was backed up but the
>>> Gui failed and the backups cannot be restored to a non-LVM
>>> partioned drive.
>> What tool did you use to do the backup?  Where is that backup stored?
>   I used Mandriva Linux Control Center System Backup but when I try
> to restore from the DVD+R the files can be seen only in a shadowed form
> and nothing can be selected.  I assume it is because of the file system
> mismatch between then LVM and now ext3.

Hmm, I have no idea how that tool works.

When you put the DVD in, does it automatically mount?  If so, what is on 
the disc?  Can you run the program "file" against the files on it?

If not, what does "file -sLk /dev/cdrom" (or whatever the right device is) 
say is on the disc?

Probably it uses some standard format to store the data; once we know how 
it stores it, we can see about pulling data out of it.

Alternately if you find me the source code to this program that would 

-- Asheesh.

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and then add HAWAIIAN PUNCH to the top ...  They look NICE in the yard ...

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