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Tom K.
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It may become necessary to recover or rebuild an LVM in case either a backup /etc/lvm/backup/<VOLGROUP> is not available or becomes lost or other conditions arise causing loss of system volume data.  What might otherwise appear destroyed, deleted or inaccessible, LVM comes with a few backup options in case of disaster.  Here are the recovery steps I took to recover previously lost data without either a backup and using only a few open source tools.

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A strong network configuration is key to proper file sharing and centralization.  Even with today's advances, it's not always smooth sailing.  Here's what happens when this breaks down and how to solve a fairly common connection issue.

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Consolidation of the home storage system might become a chore if not for a little bit of organized storage.  Access this through your iPad, MAC, Windows or UNIX and Linux systems equally throughout your household to get access to terabytes of data.  And let's not leave out how reliable this gets sitting on a RAID6 XFS system to double as an HTPC and Backup.

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Elegance and performance from an old language AWK rarely used to it's full potential but Perl still takes the crown in at least one area while KSH93 breaks up.  So in case your environment Perl and KSH versions don't agree, AWK might just be your answer.
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