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Re: [linux-lvm] SCSI/LVM problems after power outage



On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 08:14:16PM +0200, Dave Wapstra wrote:
> On 09 May, 2001 at 09:35:10 +0000, Heinz J. Mauelshagen <Mauelshagen sistina com> wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 02:05:16PM -0700, Day, Evan wrote:
> > > It looks like device 2 is having issues:
> > > 
> > > SCSI disk error : host 2 channel 0 id 2 lun 0 return code = 18000002
> > > 
> 
> Ok. Sounds reasonable ;)  It seems /dev/sdc is giving troubles.
> 
> > In case the PEs on the flaky device are still readable:
> > extending your VG and using pvmove is the way to go.
> > 
> > Steps needed (crossing your fingers that the flaky drive can still stand this):
> > 
> > - install or use an additional drive of at least the size of the flaky one
> > - pvcreate that drive
> > - vgextend the VG by it
> > - pvmove /dev/FlakyDrive
> > - wait until pvmove is done
> > - vgreduce VG /dev/FlakyDrive
> 
> I'm trying to backup the data that is still available (backup was a
> thing that was still in progress... :) ) 
> 
> pvmove is not really happy with the current situation.

I don't understand you here.
Did you try the above steps and something failed?

> 
> Can I just do "vgreduce ftp /dev/sdc" after I finished rescueing most of the data?
> 

Sure.
In case you've got a backup, you could remove or reduce LVs so that *no*
PEs are allocated on /dev/sdc.
You can check with "pvdisplay -v /dev/sdc" which LV(s) have PEs allocated
on that PV and run lvremove/lvreduce in order to free that PV.

Once pvdisplay tells you that no PEs are allocated (Allocated PE 0) you
can run "vgreduce VGName /dev/sdc".

> > You should have your LVs offline in case you have an older version than
> > LVM 0.9.1 Beta 7, because they had a pvmove related bug which could cause
> > oopses when you moved PEs in use.
> > 
> > BTW: you need to configure MD (RAID 1 or 5) or use hardware raid subsystems
> >      to avoid suffering from such flaky disk problems.
> 
> I haven't looked at RAID yet. The striping option of LVM is not really
> an option, since I cannot add any disks to the volume.

That's true today.
There's a tiny item on the TODO list to enhance this ;-)

> 
> -Dave
> 
> -- 
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