[linux-lvm] Re: Dead device and cleaning up LVM

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Feb 11 03:20:59 UTC 2009

> You don't mention the name of your VG/LV but you should be able to remove
> the active lvm devices with "dmsetup remove", e.g.:

> dmsetup remove $VG-$LV

IIUC you can also use

   lvchange -an /dev/<VG>/<LV>

at leas that's what I do when an LVM volume becomes unavailable
(e.g., because the corresponding USB drive was disconnected).
I guess "vgchange -an" might work as well.


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