Preserving LVM data through reinstall
I have a SuSE 9.2 box that's locking up so much that I've decided it would be better to just reinstall instead of troubleshooting further. However it has a lot of non-OS data that I don't want to lose after the reinstall. This data is on LVM-managed volumes, some VGs span multiple PVs, etc. It sounds like the LVM stuff is stored in the PVs themselves, so I'm hoping that even if I wipe /, /etc, /usr and all the other system stuff I will still be able to mount the LVMs after reinstall. However I'm a little paranoid with 200GB of data at stake. Is this safe to do?