Remove a Physical Volume listed as an "unknown device"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • pvdisplay output lists PV Name as an unknown device
  • The missing device has been accounted for and has been deemed safe to remove from the current LVM stack.
  • How to delete a Volume Group in partial state?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4, 5, 6, 7
  • LVM

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