[linux-lvm] Whats happens? -> remove first phy disk from lvm

Patrick Caulfield pcaulfie at redhat.com
Wed Jul 12 09:47:23 UTC 2006

Denny Schierz wrote:
> hi,
> i created a lvm volume over two partitions, hda8 and hdc8. Now hda8 is
> broken and have to replace the disk. 
> on the lvm where several files. My questions, if i create a volume over
> more than one partition, is that a stipe? Or does lvm use the first
> partition, than the second?

By default LVM will use the first PV, then the next. Striping has to be
specified when you create the LV.

Depending on the filesystem (and luck) you might get some files back off the
remaining disk :)



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