[linux-lvm] Importing a VG with existing name

Oliver Tennert O.Tennert at science-computing.de
Tue May 2 11:33:13 UTC 2006


can anybody tell me what the best way is to import a volume group, when the 
vg's name already exists in the system?

Many Linux installations (like Fedora or RedHat) use default names for volume 
groups. Whenever the issue arises to access the VGs from another system, 
trying to imprt the VG leads to an inconsistent LVM database.

I failed to rename the still exported VG, which is already plugged into 
thethis leads to a wrong checksum.

So: what is the best solution?

Best regards

Oliver Tennert

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