Mounting an old LVM disk

DHCP server died at work today. We mounted the old hard disk on KNOPPIX and thought it would be easy to get the files off the bad hard disk. Well wouldn’t you know, the old dying hard disk is running LVM. Here are the commands needed to mount an old LVM disk.

vgscan
vgchange -a y
mount -t ext3 /dev/my_volume_group/foo /mnt/backup

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