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[linux-lvm] Altering a Physical Volume's UUID



  Hi,  I'm using LVM with Xen virtual machines by creating sparse image
files with something like 

  dd if=/dev/zero of=diskimage bs=1 count=1 seek=1073741824

 Then I use a loopback device to use the diskimage as a block device and
create a physical volume, volume group and logical volumes on it.

  This all works great, but when I copy the diskimage file to another
file and try to setup a loopback device for it, I get complaints about
there being multiple identifical UUIDs for physical volumes and volume
groups.


  So is there a way to change the UUID of a physical volume and volume
group?


  If you are wondering why I would need to copy the diskimage file, its
because I'm setting up Xen template images for different OSes that I can
then simply copy into place, make a few modifications and then be on my
way.

-- 
Mark S. Krenz
IT Director
Suso Technology Services, Inc.
http://suso.org/


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