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Re: [linux-lvm] Config files



On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 02:31:10PM -0800, Wolfe, Gordon W wrote:
> I'm upgrading from SuSE Linux for s/390 2.2.16 kernel to 2.4.7 kernel.
> There is no direct upgrade path so I have to reinstall all of SuSE.
> 
> I have some servers using LVM.  What files (config files, etc) do I need to
> keep from the old system so that all my information on the LVM volumes will
> be there when I'm done?

You need to keep no LVM config files.
All what you need to have is a running LVM (1.0.2 recommended) with your
2.4.7 upgrade. The you run "vgscan;vgchange -ay" which will scan all disks
for LVM metadata, recreate the cache files /etc/lvmtab* and activate your VG(s).
"vgscan;vgchange -ay" should run automatically if you keep the SuSE startup
files and the LVM driver is loaded/linked in.

Please remember to have full backups of your system before upgrade in case
something (not necessarily with LVM ;-) goes wrong.


> 
> "Never trust any computer you can lift."
> Gordon Wolfe, Ph.D. (425)865-5940
> VM Technical Services, The Boeing Company
> 
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