How do I import or restore an LVM1 volume group onto a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 system using the LVM2 tools?

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It is possible to configure LVM2 to operate with LVM1-formatted (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3) volume groups. You can even configure LVM2 to default to using the LVM1 metadata format. This can be done by editing the /etc/lvm/lvm.conf file and ensuring that the following directive is enabled in the global section:

format = "lvm1"

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