[linux-lvm] LVM Question

Mark W. Jeanmougin markjx at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 22:35:27 UTC 2005

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 12:49:00 -0000, Matthias Rudolph
<Matthias.Rudolph at hds.com> wrote:
> how can I force to activate a VG on a special device file?
> One FC Storage Disk is visible over two pathes (sda and sdb). We use our
> Path Management Software. It creates sddlmaa. After creating the VG the
> sddlmaa is ACTIVE - OK. But after deactivating and activating sdb is ACTIVE.
> This means: no pathfailover.


If you look in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf, there is a line in there that will
explain how you can exclude certain devices from a vgscan.  man
lvm.conf should help you out.

I'd suggest excluding /dev/sd[ab] or maybe /dev/sd?

Hope this helps...


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