don't see where to post leap Q's, but ran into a prob involving a few things

my root partition went bad – so went to restore backup, but the partition the backups are on seems to have gone missing: lvscan Couldn’t find device with uuid EXM6Ij-NFRl-nBUr-ywbd-ODgi-kuEb-ZYpKRl. How can I restore the backup device so I can mount my backups and restore a recent copy of root (running off an old copy with lots of missing changes)… I looked where else to post this question, but they were all read-only. FWIW, various certs for ssl are on the root partition, so can’t run dovecot which blows off sending + rcving email in t-bird, so that’s offline as well (major sigh)…

don’t see where to post leap Q’s

One thing is for sure, it says above things like

Please don't ask product questions here


This forum is NOT for asking questions, but …

I will move this to Install/boot/login, but please tell there first and foremost what version of Leap you are using. It is a pity, but almost nobody here can read minds. :frowning:

If I’m reading this correctly, you’re maintaining backup copies on Logical Volumes on the single physical device.

  • The bad news is, if the physical device dies then, the backup copies located on the same physical device are probably not recoverable.
    If you’re lucky, you may find a company who can recover as much data as possible from the defective physical device but, such companies are no longer common and, they’re currently more expensive as in days gone by …

[HR][/HR]Bottom line:

  • Always backup critical data to a physical device which, is normally not attached to the active system and, if possible, is normally stored at a safe, remote, physical location.

I agree, but my computer HW plans were foiled by $$ concerns. I always thought creating backups to disks in a remote location was a neat trick as my home is only 1 site.


In post #2 above I asked you to explain to us wich version of openSUSE you use. Please answer.

Then, despite the fact that, we are still not aware of which openSUSE version you’re using, you will have to finance a new disk.

  • And, a USB Case to house the failed disk.
    If you’re very lucky, you may be able to mount the failed system disk and, recover your data.
    Whether or not, the failed disk can then be used as backup hardware depends on your luck …