When creating a new PV device using a previously partitioned disk, you may see the following error message.
[email protected]:~/ $ sudo pvcreate /dev/sdb Device /dev/sda excluded by a filter. [email protected]:~/
- sudo access
- In this example, we’ll be using the disk sdb; you’ll want to change it to your disk.
Confirm that you have selected the correct disk.
This is a safety measure in LVM to prevent you from adding a disk that already has a partition table and filesystem.
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb
If you are should that you have the correct disk, we have wipe out the old partition table using
sudo wipefs -a /dev/sdb
Now, you should be able to create the PV device without issue.
[email protected]:~# pvcreate /dev/sdb Physical volume "/dev/sdb" successfully created. [email protected]:~# pvdisplay "/dev/sda" is a new physical volume of "120 GiB" --- NEW Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sdb VG Name PV Size 120 GiB Allocatable NO PE Size 0 Total PE 0 Free PE 0 Allocated PE 0 PV UUID lxtVCs-2OLD-HXMh-HAfY-ipa4-TXBe-EIamF6 [email protected]:~#