[sf-lug] Does anyone know how to recover files from a LVM volume?
asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Jun 9 16:27:51 PDT 2008
On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
> Asheesh Laroia wrote:
>> 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.
> Nor more do I.
>> 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?
> Yes and there is a directory drakbackup containing several text files and
> several files that
> seem to have nothing to do with content back up but list files stored in zip,
> tar.gz, etc/
Great! drakbackup seems to be an old-ish probably-Free tool - e.g.
http://techteam.gr/linux/docs/mandrake/9.2/drakbackup.html documents it ,
and http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=drakbackup has
Source and binary RPMs.
> What I need to do is find a way to remount the disk with the LVN and copy
> stuff off but that may have to wait until I can use a copy licensed to me.
I don't really understand what you're saying here.
If you want me to help, which I could perhaps, you could put some of those
text files on the web or somewhere else I can see them.
What does drakbackup think if you run it?
The idea that a human being should always be accessible to a computer.
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