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Old 01-20-2012
importing a Physical Volume

hi guys

I'm added a new disk to my server (virtual environment)

It used to be a Volume Group=Vol_Group01
and Logical Volume= Log_Vol_01_Data

and I see /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/sdc: 133.1 GB, 133143986176 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 16187 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

But I don't know how to make the linux to read this this this import the physical volume, VG and LV?

just to let you know I removed it from another virtual server and I added to this one - identical suse 11 SP1 Servers

thanks a lot
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Old 01-20-2012
what did you use, vgimport ?
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Old 01-20-2012
done same thing
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Old 01-20-2012
Normally you would export the vg and create a vgexport file ( -f option) and create a map file that you copy onto the new server in order to use
 vgimport -m mapfile  -f infile vg_name pv_path

and find all as before...
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