Recover Mis-Configured or Broken LVM Configurations

1 hour
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this exercise, you will need to assess the cause of a broken LVM configuration and resolve it without losing the data in the volume.

*This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Resolve LVM configuration.

Check the mounts with lsbkl:


Attempt to mount the volume:

mount /lvm_mount

View the archive metadata:

vgcfgrestore -l <VOLGROUP NAME>

Review the changes:

"Created before executing ‘lvresize -L500M /dev/vg_1/lv_1’"

Restore prior to latest change:

vgcfgrestore -f /etc/lvm/archive/ vg_1

Deactivate and reactive the volume:

lvchange -an /dev/<VOLGROUP>/<LOG>
lvchange -ay /dev/<VOLGROUP>/<LOG>
Verify LVM volume contents.

The MD5s of each file in the volume are available in the /home/cloud_user/lvm_md5s.txt file. Validate that the md5sums haven’t changed for the files in the /lvm_mount directory.

cat /home/cloud_user/lvm_md5s.txt
for i in $(ls /lvm_mount/); do md5sum /lvm_mount/$i; done

Additional Resources

A business unit requested an increase to the volume mounted at /lvm_mount and ever since has been complaining that the volume is unavailable. The administrator that made the change is no longer available and you must troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

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