[CentOS] LVM recovery after pvcreate

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net
Tue Dec 17 14:55:33 UTC 2013

On 12/16/2013 09:22 AM, przemolicc at poczta.fm wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had centos 5.9 installed with one of its volumes (non-root) on LVM:
> ...
> /dev/vgapps/lvapps      /opt/apps               ext3    defaults        1 2
> ...
> Then installed centos 6.4 on this servers but without exporting this volume (I wanted to reuse it).
> After that instead importing it I did:
> # pvcreate /dev/sddlmac
> # vgcreate vgapps /dev/sddlmac
> And then realised that I should have import it instead of pvcreate/vgcreate.
> Can I restore previous state and data from this volume ?
> I have files from /etc/lvm/backup (taken before reinstallation) with its old definition.

If you've got the appropriate /etc/lvm/backup/ file, then
vgcfgrestore should be able to put things back the way they

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