0

I have a SATA 2Tb HDD device probably damaged: smart doesn't work, etc.
The partitions were built with LVM2.
Is it possible, with a low level tool, to retrieve one logical volume (in my case /var) and to make a copy of the content ?
By extension, to retrieve a file (in my case located in /var/lib/libvirt/images/) ?

1

It looks like a tough situation but there may be hope. In the past, I have used gddrescue to make a copy of the whole disk (and avoid making the problem worse by trying over and over), then used testdisk to try to recover the partitions.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.