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How do I manually mount an LVM volume?

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To mount an LVM volume manually, it's a fairly straightforward process. The first thing to ensure, is that the dm-mod module has been attached to the kernel, using the following command:


modprobe dm-mod


This will ensure that you are able to manipulate the LVM volume properly. After that has been done, you will want to make sure that the LVM volume has been made available, with the following command:


lvchange -ay


This should return a blank cursor with no response. After that has been done, you can then find the LVM group that you wish to attach with:




With lvscan you can see all of the LVMs that are available on the instance. You should see a group somewhat like the following:


ACTIVE '/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00' [26.06 GB] inherit
ACTIVE '/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01' [1.75 GB] inherit


Then to actually mount the volume, you would run a command like the following:


mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mount/point

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