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Re: [linux-lvm] Renaming Loopback 'Mounted' Volume Group

Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
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Tod wrote:
Please take a look at this old thread first ...


This was back in February and I'm just now trying to get back into
recovery mode.  I've mounted the image like so:

/sbin/losetup /dev/loop0 ./recover.img
/sbin/kpartx -lv /dev/loop0
/sbin/kpartx -av /dev/loop0

This gives me /dev/mapper/loop0p1, and /dev/mapper/loop0p2 which seeoupNew
be my original boot drive and VolGroup00. When I do an lvscan I get:
WARNING: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00: Existing
Vmi02d-0hr7-7NVb-vYZi-1fbD-E9n5-ixWu0a (created here) takes precedence
over D7avZX-pVCb-ibTN-tyvs-7Q62-rzR9-tquBi9

See the steps I posted last Friday, with some corrections/improvements
from Alasdair:


Thanks Bryn.

Before I make a mess I'd like to recite my steps to see if they seem reasonable to you. I've made a little progress (I think) since the post above that might allow me to streamline things.

Of the two 'partitions' on my disk image, only the LVM one has content that is important to me and I already know its offset. Combining both your's and Alasdair's steps:

1.  /sbin/losetup /dev/loop0 ./recover.img
2.  /sbin/losetup -o 106928640 /dev/loop1 /dev/loop0
3. Running pvscan shows me the loopback PV, and gives me expected warning regarding the duplicate VG name
4.  Setup temp LVM dir and set LVM_SYSTEM_DIR to point to it
5. Copy lvm.conf to that dir and apply filter = [ "r|/dev/loop[01]|", "a|.*|" ] to it
6.  Clone the PV -> dd if=/dev/loop1 of=/dev/loop2
7.  pvchange --uuid /dev/loop2
8.  vgchange --uuid VolGroup00
9.  vgrename VolGroup00 VolGroupNew
10. Discard LVM_SYSTEM_DIR env var & directory
11. Activate new VG ->  vgchange -ay VolGroupNew

Does this look right? The one concern I had was step 8 since both my currently active VG and the one from the disk image share the same name. I'm guessing steps 4 and 5 will prevent that?

Thanks for all of your help.

- Tod

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