cap at nsc.liu.se
Wed Jun 13 06:13:20 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 13 June 2007, Shawn wrote:
> I have a physical volume with no volume group.
> # /sbin/pvscan -n
> WARNING: only considering physical volumes in no volume group
> PV /dev/sdg2 lvm2 [148.95 GB]
> Total: 1 [148.95 GB] / in use: 0 [0 ] / in no VG: 1 [148.95 GB]
> Can I just create a volume group -- for example:
> # vgcreate my_volume_group /dev/sdg2
Yes, this how you create a _new_ volume group using a _unused_ physical
volume. If, as you say below, you have data on this device then this is most
likely _not_ what you want. Maybe you should look into vgimport/vgscan/etc.
> and then activate it:
> # vgchange -a y my_volume_group
> I don't wish to reformat it or otherwise lose data stored on the volume
> if possible.
> Other suggestions?
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