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Re: [linux-lvm] Is LVM safe?



On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 04:00:49PM +0100, John Rowe wrote:
> 
> > > Yes, it's easy. You just need a kernel with DM-Support and the 
> 
> > But this is similar to what
> > happens if the partition table gets busted on a normal disk.
> 
> So the previous poster's "Yes" actually means "No". And a broken
> partition table will zap a disk with an LVM partition too won't it? So
> the bottom line is that if I want to move an LVM partition to a
> different system I have to hold my breath and pray. 

No - that should just work.  You just need to have the device-mapper kernel
modules and the lvm2 tools.  Then you do a 'vgscan && vgchange -ay' and it
will be there.
 
> The idea that a disk partition needs Unix file to be able to read it is
> absolutely astonishing.

What?

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