What is a LVM Protective Partition?

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What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by muzicman82 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:31 pm

Hi all,

I had a FreePBX phone server die on a client the other day. In an effort to make restoration as quick and easy as possible, I took the SSD out and created a byte-for-byte image with R-Studio.

Now, I was looking to just pull specific files out of the drives, but I am only seeing a LVM Protective Partition with a couple volume names under it. This appliance came pre-loaded with FreePBX, so I didn't do the original drive formatting or anything. Is this some sort of Linux encrypted partition? That said, do I have any chance of reading the contents of the drive, even if I can boot it to a new motherboard? Or, if this is encryption, is it tied to the motherboard such that I can't boot to it or retrieve any data?

Or is R-Studio just the wrong program to read this drive?

Thanks!

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by muzicman82 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:54 pm

Update -- I guess it isn't encrypted as I can ready it with Paragon Linux File Systems for Windows.... Perhaps R-Studio just doesn't support LVM?

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by Alt » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:37 am

An LVM Protective Partition is a partition where LVM creates its volumes to store its data. It may be encrypted, it may be not. R-Studio supports LVM.

As to your case, did you try to open any of the volumes with R-Studio?

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by muzicman82 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:44 am

I did try to open the volumes but I wasn't able to read any contents even after a full scan. As mentioned I could read it with other software, so the LVM is not encrypted...

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by Alt » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:38 pm

muzicman82 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:44 am
I did try to open the volumes but I wasn't able to read any contents even after a full scan. As mentioned I could read it with other software, so the LVM is not encrypted...
Could you provide us with the system info of this system? Please contact our techsupport and attach the info to the support request. System info: Tools menu -> Save System Info.

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by muzicman82 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:46 pm

I don't see where I can attach files to a support ticket.

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by Alt » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:57 pm

muzicman82 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:46 pm
I don't see where I can attach files to a support ticket.
Send it to raptorbck (at) r-tt (dot) com .

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by muzicman82 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:46 pm

Alt wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:57 pm
muzicman82 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:46 pm
I don't see where I can attach files to a support ticket.
Send it to raptorbck (at) r-tt (dot) com .
That email address is bouncing.

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Re: What is a LVM Protective Partition?

Post by Alt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:03 pm

muzicman82 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:46 pm
Alt wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Send it to raptorbck (at) r-tt (dot) com .
That email address is bouncing.
Sorry, my mistake. raptorbck (at) gmail (dot) com .
Mea culpa!

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