Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: LVM TOOLS (2) (2014-09-01)
- --labelsector sector
- By default, 4 sectors of PhysicalVolume are scanned for an LVM label, starting at sector 0. This parameter allows you to specify a different starting sector for the scan and is useful for recovery situations. For example, suppose the partition table is corrupted or lost on /dev/sda, but you suspect there was an LVM partition at approximately 100 MiB. This area of the disk may be scanned by using the --labelsector parameter with a value of 204800 (100 * 1024 * 1024 / 512 = 204800):
pvck --labelsector 204800 /dev/sda
Note that a script can be used with --labelsector to automate the process of finding LVM labels.