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Case Study: Backup Device LVM issue

Background:

A Client recently moved to Idera backup for their mail server (Exchange) when the previous Symantec backup stopped working after a P2V conversion. These backups were successful, but when the backup device was moved to a new location and powered on, it was unreachable.

Problem Being Addressed:

It was presumed that the Backup Device (which was not given a static IP) simply needed to have the networking reconfigured. However, upon arrival, the device did not show up in the DHCP lease page on the DHCP server. This prompted further investigation of the system. When a keyboard and monitor was connected, it revealed that the device was unable to boot, with an error about being unable to mount key filesystems, and a prompt to enter maintenance mode.