[linux-lvm] Problem with partition table on LV
zxvdr.au at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 22:40:12 UTC 2008
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 01:33:58PM +0200, Mufit Eribol wrote:
> After loosing all the data on my production server by issuing wrong lvm
> commands in restoring the logical volume, I have worked for weeks to setup
> my server again from scratch up. Now, today I noticed another problem, but
> scared to death to touch it.
> This time I have to ask you before issuing any commands as obviously I
> haven't learned LVM internals.
> Please find the details below. I would appreciate any help.
> The system works but fdisk -l gives the following error:
> [root at server ~]# fdisk -l
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> Disk /dev/sdc: 799.9 GB, 799937658880 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 97253 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table
That's not an error. Its simply saying that there is no partition table on sdc.
You don't necessarily need a partition table. A lot of people actually setup
their system like this, especially when the device is from a SAN.
> --- Physical volume ---
> PV Name /dev/sdc
LVM is using the correct device. You don't need to change anything.
> [root at server ~]# pvscan
> PV /dev/sdc VG raid_vg0 lvm2 [744.97 GB / 480.00 MB free]
> Total: 1 [744.97 GB] / in use: 1 [744.97 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0 ]
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