[linux-lvm] Installation fails if VG is exported

Misc Things formisc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 14:53:02 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at bmsi.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Misc Things wrote:
>> During the HDs checking phase, anaconda terminates with the message "
>> unalbe to activate exported VG".
>> I googled around with not much success. The only similar issue was
>> closed in2007 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=191879)
> Exporting the VG is *supposed* to prevent activation.  You can reverse this
> with vgimport.  Why did you wish to prevent activation?  Normally,
> vgexport is used prior to physically removing a VG from the system.
> (And then vgimport after attaching the drives to the new system.)

Well, I just want to keep my data intact while i'm playing with the
installation. I understand that @ this point it's just easier to pull
the power on the HDs with the VG in question. But i'm curious why this
is a problem...


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