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Re: [linux-lvm] Get rid of files of a non existing volume group



On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 10:53:24PM +0200, Kai Weber wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have lost a hard disk (died). I had a volume group on this disk. Now I
> have replaced the disk with a new one and wanted to create the old scheme
> on this disk:
> 
> $ vgcreate datavg /dev/hdb1
> vgcreate -- directory /dev/datavg already exists
> 
> As you can see the old /dev/datavg still exists on my root-partition. How
> do I get rid of the old files? There is no VG datavg anymore, but I want to
> have the name back.
> 
> Can I 'rm -rf /dev/datavg' the files? Or should I do a vgextend?

You can safely delete the directory. When you re-created the VG and LVs then
nodes will be re-created.
 
> vgscan does not find the VG datavg anymore.

Well...er... if it's a totally new disk it won't. :)

patrick




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