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Re: [linux-lvm] Remove VOlume group that doesn't exist



Melinda,

Does pvscan show /dev/sdd2 as a Physical Volume ?

If so, there's still LVM metadata on /dev/sdd2 in the first sector.
In case the partition is unused (no filesystem etc.), a

	dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd2 bs=512

should remove the PV.

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 09:07:19AM +1000, Melinda Taylor wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> After my couple of disks died I have been left with one working volume 
> group vg02 and
> one non-existant volume group vg01 which I would like to remove.
> Since /dev/sdd2 and /dev/sde2 no longer exist I am unable to remove the 
> volume group with the usual method:
> 
> /sbin/vgremove vg01
> VG data differs between PVs /dev/sdd2 and /dev/sde2
> Volume group "vg01" doesn't exist
> 
> 
> Actually /dev/sdd2 does still exist as a normal formatted linux partition
> so I don't want to damage that while trying to remove my volume group.
> 
> How do I tell lvm that vg01 no longer exists? It is not in lvmtab so I 
> am unsure where it store this info.
> 
> 
> Many Thanks,
> 
> melinda
> 
> 
> 
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