Preserving LVM after after os reload

Sherin George list at
Fri Oct 22 07:45:17 UTC 2010

Hello Mark,

I am a long time ubuntu user from ubuntu 5.  I have open suse running
in my laptop.. ubuntu in desktop.. and many servers with centos :)

I had an urgent requirement of os reloading a centos server. But, no
bad intentions.... just thought of getting a faster response ..


On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Mark <mhullrich at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Sherin George <list at> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I have two disks, one with OS and a second disk containing an LVM.  I
>> would like to OS reload the server without losing LVM.
>> I heard that LVM is self sustaining. Is that true ? Should I backup
>> something(using vgcfgbackup &  vgexport ?)  to get LVM running after
>> os reload.
> Are you running Ubuntu or CentOS?
> It shouldn't matter, but it just seems strange that you posted this to
> both groups....
> Mark
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