[linux-lvm] PVs that are reused / reformatted as filesystems

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Tue Dec 21 18:18:07 UTC 2004

On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 05:10:11PM +1300, Sam Vilain wrote:
> I have a system on which a partition that was once a PV was recycled as
> a filesystem.  Now, it has a valid ext3 filesystem on it, but also the
> PV signature appears to be there.  

In future use pvremove to wipe a PV - the opposite of pvcreate.
And first use vgreduce to remove it from its volume group.

agk at redhat.com

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