Mounting LVM volumes on Linux

To mount an LVM volume on Linux, first set the volume to the “active” state:

vgchange -ay

Mount the drive as usual. When finished, the drive must be unmounted and the command

vgchange -an

must be executed. Note that this could turn off all of your volume groups, so you should be careful and use a different command if you have more than one volume group.

Alternatively you can activate a specific volume group with the command

vgchange -a y <VolGroupName>


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