[linux-lvm] Reinstalling Linux, and LVM issues?

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Tue Jul 1 18:03:01 UTC 2003

On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 12:56:22PM -0700, Matt E wrote:
> Hello All.
> I'm going to be wiping my hard drive and reinstalling
> Linux on it.  Currently, I have an LVM set up on two
> other discs in my system, they will not be touched.
> Do I need to do anything before I blow away the
> exisiting system to be able to get my LVM array back
> after I format?

No, unless the LVM PVs get written to during install by accident,
LVM's vgscan finds your VG(s) on the two discs after reinstallation
of Linux.

Because this is a major system reconfiguration, you want to have
an actual backup of all your data!

> Cheers!
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