YaST LVM module loses LVM metadata on device mapper devices
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Use partitioned devices, where the partition type is set to "Linux LVM" (type 8e)
If this is not possible, use the LVM command line tools instead of YaST to manage volume groups which contain unpartitioned device mapper devices
This problem has been reported to development.
The metadata has not been lost, as may be verified from the command line, with
pvdisplay /dev/mapper/<device name>
The problem is strictly within YaST. On unpartitioned device mapper devices, it fails to detect the LVM informationIt is important to not attempt to add the device again to the volume group in YaST, as this will cause corruption and dataloss on the volume group
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- Document ID:7009360
- Creation Date:15-SEP-11
- Modified Date:27-APR-12
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