Step#1) Connect the drive.
beast:~ # fdisk -lYep. There are three RAID partitions. I know the first tiny one was for "/boot" and the second larger one was for swap - the one I wanted was the third, and largest, partition which was the physical volume group that contained the data I wanted to recover.
Disk /dev/sdd: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007236b
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 * 63 530144 265041 fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sdd2 530145 8916074 4192965 fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sdd3 8916075 156296384 73690155 fd Linux raid autodetectText 1: Connect the drive and look at the partition table of the new SD device.
Step#2) Create a "new" RAID device.
beast:~ # mdadm --build --force --level=0 --raid-devices=1 /dev/md3 /dev/sdd3The only gotcha here is to use an MD device that is not already in use. Since I already have an md0, md1, and md2 on my laptop I create this new device as md3.
mdadm: array /dev/md3 built and started.
Text 2: Create a new level 0 [no redundancy] RAID device with mdadm from a redundant portion of the previous RAID device.
Step#3) Activate the volume group.
beast:/home/awilliam # vgchange -ay
4 logical volume(s) in volume group "Beast" now active
3 logical volume(s) in volume group "KPAYL17" now active
Text 3: Scan for and activate the old volume group.
Aside: Note that prior to this point I never wrote anything to the recovered volume, I'm just building up around and on top of it. This is also a good point to point out why every server, SAN, or JBOD should use an LVM volume group with a unique name. If every volume group is named "System" then recovery just becomes that much more tedious - trying to activate a "System" volume group on a host that already has a "System" volume group...Step#4) Mount a recovered logical volume.
beast:/home/awilliam # mount /dev/KPAYL17/SRV /mntData recovered! Have coffee.
Text 4: Now I can mount the SRV logical volume from the recovered volume group from the physical volume on the new/old RAID device from the physical drive from the old server. Whew!