I accidentally added a PV to a LV, I couldn't remove it the proper way so I formatted it (No data had been added to it, it was empty anyway!) Now the whole LV is just GONE. There was a lot of info on there ~7 TB. Can I restore the LV?
Edit: I reactivated it with --partial. I removed the PV from the VG with vgreduce --removemissing but it says 'Partial LV lvhome needs to be repaired', do I actually have to repair it considering no information is gone? Or will it give errors now?
I just did vgreduce --removemissing --force and now the LV is gone, please don't tell me all the data is gone, PLEASE HELP?
I just want that data back, I don't have a full backup because the backup volume was what I was TRYING to extend, why have removing an EMPTY volume broken it? There was NOTHING on it!
Can I just recreate the LV?
Volume group "backup" using metadata type lvm2
Volume group "fileshare" using metadata type lvm2 <-- this one
lvscan doesn't show it anymore.
pvscan still shows the 3 drives as part of VG fileshare but it dsays they are mainly 'free'.
Edit: Using the information here: http://microdevsys.com/wp/linux-lvm-...a-lost-volume/
I managed to restore it to how it was before I even added in the 4th drive, panic over... breathe...