How do I simulate an LVM environment?

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Issue

  • Is there a way to simulate an LVM disk environment with specific PVs, VGs, and LVs?
  • Can I test an LVM metadata recovery procedure without affecting my environment?
  • My LVM metadata has become corrupted or I'm seeing a LVM command fail with a metadata error. How can I investigate further or experiment with recovery procedures without affecting my real environment?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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