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Re: [linux-lvm] how to remove PV from a VG?



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> Heinz Mauelshagen (mauelsha ez-darmstadt telekom de) wrote :
> 
> > > 
> > > Hey folks,
> > > 
> > 
> > Hi Freddy.
> > 
> > > the subject says it (almost) all, I need to remove three PVs that were added to my VG by mistake (namely /dev/sdi, /dev/sdj and /dev/sdk), I guess you see where the error is. I can access data on previous PVs (yet), but don't know how to remove PVs, there is nothing linke 'pvremove'. I can assure you there is no data (perhaps except signature) on those disks.
> > > 
> > 
> > vgreduce YourVG /dev/sd[i-k]
> > 
> > - or, if the 3 partitions hold the only empty PVs of YourVG -
> > 
> > vgreduce -a YourVG
> 
> yes, helped quite enough, just the /dev/sd[ghi] devices are still in list of valid PVs and when I run pvscan my partitions get destroyed (I suppose because of rewriting LVM marker to the device). How do I really, physically remove the devices from the PV list?

Set the partition type identifier to something different than 0xfe.

regards,
Heinz

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