Linux LVM/LVM2

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Linux LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux OS that manages disk drives and other data storage devices. Using it, It is possible to create single logical volumes on several physical disks, add and replace them in a running system, resize logical volumes, create various RAID configuration, and so on. You may read more about Linux LVM on this Wikipedia article: Logical Volume Manager (Linux).

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LVM volume example

Restorer Ultimate automatically detects disks from LVMs and creates their virtual volumes automatically. At the same time, Restorer Ultimate gives access to the components of the virtual LVM volumes (hard drives and images).

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LVM Volumes in Restorer Ultimate

If recognized components of an LVM volume, including disk images, are added to Restorer Ultimate later, it automatically adds them to their respective LVM volume.

When an automatically created LVM volume is selected, Restorer Ultimate highlights its components.

Restorer Ultimate shows the components of the LVM volume on its LVM Components tab. Control-click the  LVM volume and select Setup LVM Components on the contextual menu.

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LVM Components tab

 

Restorer Ultimate shows broken virtual LVM volumes in pink.

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Broken LVM volumes in Restorer Ultimate

The LVM Components tab also allows you to manually disconnect or connect the components, for example, if they are such damaged that Restorer Ultimate cannot recognize them as parts of a broken LVM volume. Select the object from the drop-down box and click the Connect button. Restorer Ultimate displays the objects it recognizes as the components of the LVM volume in blue.

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Add missing disk dialog box

You may immediately switch to the LVM volume configuration that Restorer Ultimate believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.

Restorer Ultimate shows such virtual LVM volumes in blue:

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LVM volumes with added parents in Restorer Ultimate