[linux-lvm] reinstall, import, export question

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Wed Dec 12 00:47:02 UTC 2001

-- Steve Wray <steve.wray at the.net.nz>

> I'd really like to do a reinstall of my main server
> Real Soon Now, but I'm concerned about the LVM side
> of things.
> I have a bunch of logical volumes on the system, none
> are essential, its all data. Its backed up but I don't
> want to have to wipe it and restore it.
> I want to be able to simply reinstall the system
> and carry the physical volumes, and the VG's and
> LV's they hold over to the rebuilt system.
> About the only references to anything like this in
> the docco is about exporting to a different system.
> Is this really necessary for my purposes? Or can I
> expect that when the new system comes up, the LVM
> subsystem will find the old volumes nicely?

So long has you have complete backups go for it :-)

You might wan tot consider exporting the volumes then
re-importing them onto the new system after the install
is complete. This avoids the installation cycle accidentally
blowing off the lv's.

Steven Lembark                               2930 W. Palmer
Workhorse Computing                       Chicago, IL 60647
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