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Re: [linux-lvm] Is LVM safe?

On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 04:27:35PM +0100, John Rowe wrote:
> >  
> > > The idea that a disk partition needs Unix file to be able to read it is
> > > absolutely astonishing.
> > 
> > What?
> I'm getting two different answers here. One person says I don't
> need /etc/lvm.*, the other says I do!

Ok, so the only time you *need* /etc/lvm/* is if you have to recover from bad
metadata.  Every PV in your VG has a complete copy of the metadata for that
VG, so you have multiple copies of the layout - if you have one of these, you
can recover your LVM setup.
> FWIW, I'm running Linux version 2.6.9-5.0.5.EL having 'upgraded' from
> RedHat9 to Scientific Linux 4 (a RedHat Enterprise clone), and I can't
> see my LVM..

Seeing the output of 'vgscan -vvv' and 'vgchange -ay -vvv' would be helpful -
maybe you could toss it up on pastebin.com?
> Of course I have backups but it worries me for the future.

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