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Re: [linux-lvm] Snapshotting concatenated devices.

Have you tried to fsck that fs? It sounds like a similar problem I'm
having with resizing volumes and XFS. It's not an XFS issue, a single
drive resize with xfs_growfs works fine, but when resizing a volume to
make it bigger, then trying to grow the FS, I get a FS corrupted
error.(990). That said, running xfs_repair FS shows that the superblock is
in a different place and it repairs it and I can move on.

Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-796-9023
email: austin coremetrics com

On Tue, 22 May 2001, Jay Weber wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Here's an odd one for you.  When using concatenated logical volumes (an
> LV that consists of multiple PVs in the VG) snapshots don't appears to be
> proper after they are taken.  It doesn't generate any errors when the
> snapshot is performed.  But, if you dumpe2fs or attempt to mount the
> snapshot it doesn't see the filesystem superblock, etc.
> To expand on this a bit further, the above isn't always true.  It only
> seems to occur when I use a larger volume which uses larger extent sizes.
> The larger volume in total consists of about 400G in the VG.  So, for
> example, I create an LV of 350G and leave myself 50G for snapshot
> purposes.
> It does work properly for me using my memorystick, which is a total of 16M
> and I use an extent size of 1M.
> In both cases I just make two partitions on the underlying device and
> concat them into the one VG.
> Lastly, in the case where snapshots aren't readable after being created,
> there is one step of events I can perform to make the snapshot usable
> again.  It consists of:
> 	umount the LV
> 	vgchange -an VG
> 	vghcnage -ay VG
> 	mount the snapshot of the LV first
> 	then mount the LV
> If I mount the LV first though, I end up with the unusable snapshot again.
> In the above example after the snapshot is mounted, it appears to look
> okay and appears to be functioning (COW, etc) properly.
> Any ideas?
> I haven't seen this occur on non concattenated devices.  We also seem to
> have this issue when using striped devices.
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