mdadm is letting me down (won't recover my raid)
I HAD a fedora 11 server with md RAID 1 across two 1TB SATA drives. The md0 space was set up to be an LVM PV and the single LVM VG was carved up into 5 or 6 LVs. The MB on this system died and I wound up buying a new one.
Now I want to recover the data from the RAID1 setup on the new server. However, when I attach the two 1TB drives to a new fedora 13 setup, mdadm is only able to find one of the two drives. The partition on the second drive shows "busy" during an mdadm -A -s -v to scan for md volumes.
Well, one drive should be enough since this is RAID1, right? Well, when I do a pvscan -v, the other drive shows up as a "NEW" pv not allocated to a VG. In addition, vgscan does print "Invalid metadata header checksum" when it runs but it doesn't point at any particular PV. I'm afraid to go any further with LVM since I can't afford to lose the data on this system. It is backed up offsite, but the restore will take several days and I can't afford to be down that long.
Are there any tools or techniques where I can dig deeper into what each drive, in the RAID1 pair, has right and wrong with it and pick one that I can force into a usable VG so that I can recover the data?
Thanks in advance,