[linux-lvm] strange logical volume issue

messmate messmate at free.fr
Wed Jan 12 18:54:30 UTC 2005

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:25:23 +0000
"Andrew Hilborne" <cseoqs002 at sneakemail.com> wrote:

>--On 11 January 2005 14:24 +0000 "Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com"
>> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:42:40PM +0100, messmate wrote:
>>> there is somewhat strange with a lv of mine: lv_usr-local.
>>> Marked as /dev/mapper/vg1_hda1-lv_usr--local    and
>>> as /dev/vg1_hda/lv_usr-local  !
>>> See the (-) differences.
>> A hyphen in the name in /dev/mapper separates the volume
>> group name from the logical volume name.
>> If you put hyphens in either of those names they
>> get quoted by doubling them up.
>Yes indeed. Sadly (I now feel) I created my VG with the name "VG-1" and
>now I see exactly this "problem."
>So far as I can see, I have a VG with this naming issue, some LVs with 
>*names" which reflect the same problem, and some entries in /etc/fstab
>(I'm running Debian on this machine, FWIW) which contain associated
>/dev/mapper names.
>Now that someone has brought this up, can someone possibly tell me a
>safe way to go about renaming things? I was thinking of something like
>"VG1" :)
>Andrew Hilborne
I've named my vg's as vg1_hda , stands for:
vg1 =first vg
_hda = first hd.
The underscore seem safe.

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