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iktinus
05-Sep-2011, 13:06
Hi All,

I just created a LVM partition using the command line... everything
worked fine. I then rebooted and it disappeared... using SLES 11.1.
Physically the disk is still there, just the symbolic link to the device
was gone etc. etc.

I then created this LVM partition in yast2 and on reboot it worked
fine... it was still there... which part am I missing out of the command
line???

1. fdisk /dev/sdb create partition choose 8e
2. pvcreate /dev/sdb1
3. vgcreate -L 40000M -n varlvm data
4. mkfs.ext3 /dev/data/varlvm
5. edit fstab and mount it somewhere.. so what does yast2 do
differently???

I am trying to command line this.. instead of using yast for easier
deployment to other offices...

thanks in advance,
kevin


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thsundel
06-Sep-2011, 08:46
iktinus;2134552 Wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I just created a LVM partition using the command line... everything
> worked fine. I then rebooted and it disappeared... using SLES 11.1.
> Physically the disk is still there, just the symbolic link to the device
> was gone etc. etc.
>
> I then created this LVM partition in yast2 and on reboot it worked
> fine... it was still there... which part am I missing out of the command
> line???
>
> 1. fdisk /dev/sdb create partition choose 8e
> 2. pvcreate /dev/sdb1
> 3. vgcreate -L 40000M -n varlvm data
> 4. mkfs.ext3 /dev/data/varlvm
> 5. edit fstab and mount it somewhere.. so what does yast2 do
> differently???
>
> I am trying to command line this.. instead of using yast for easier
> deployment to other offices...
>
> thanks in advance,
> kevin

You never create a volume, only a volume group.

See here:
'How To Create LVM Using pvcreate, vgcreate, lvcreate, and lvextend
Commands Linux and Windows System Administrators Stuffs'
(http://siva2009.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/how-to-create-lvm-using-pvcreate-vgcreate-lvcreate-and-lvextend-commands/)

'Redhat-linux: LVM (LOGICAL VOLUME MANAGER)'
(http://www.redhatlinux.info/2010/11/lvm-logical-volume-manager.html)

Thomas


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