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I have run aground and am wondering if my error is recoverable. This is my first post here.
I have a locally connected hardware raid controller (Adaptec 2410SA) which until yesterday was running quite happily in Raid 5 with 3 x 500G drives and a total capacity of 935GB. The array reports to the OS [FC5] as /dev/sdd.
Yesterday I extended the array by adding a fourth drive to increase the total capacity to 1.36TB. Now, perhaps unsurprisingly in hindsight, LVM won't mount the partition. The raid device is reporting as being in optimal state @ 1.36TB.
I thought when extending the array that I would still have a 935GB partition as far as linux was concerned with ~430GB of spare capacity on the array with which I could create another logical device in the raid controller which I intended to add to the LVM group.
My question is can I recover this LVM group or have I lost the data and need to start again (groan). The volume group in question is /dev/NewVolGroup/NewLV. The physical raid device is /dev/sdd
Some detail follows. I am out of my depth here so any thoughts welcome. Tom
[root@syd001 ~]# mount /dev/NewVolGroup/NewLV /newdir
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
[root@syd001 ~]# fdisk /dev/sdd
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 121593.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.1 GB, 1000144371712 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
Command (m for help):
[root@syd001 ~]# pvscan
/dev/dm-2: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 1000135917568: Input/output error
/dev/dm-2: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error
PV /dev/sdd VG NewVolGroup lvm2 [931.45 GB / 0 free]
PV /dev/hda2 VG VolGroup00 lvm2 [57.16 GB / 32.00 MB free]
Total: 2 [988.61 GB] / in use: 2 [988.61 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0 ]