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RE: [linux-lvm] Unable to mount snapshot



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Heinz J . Mauelshagen [mailto:mauelshagen sistina com]
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 4:04 AM
> To: linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Unable to mount snapshot
> 
> 
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 12:06:11PM -0600, Little, Chris wrote:
> > don't use snapshot.  it sucks and the owners won't answer 
> questions about
> > it.
> 
> Chris,
> what in particular problems do you have with snapshots ?
> 
> Regards,
> Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --
> 
> 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: John Craig [mailto:johncraig01 netscape net]
> > > Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:34 AM
> > > To: linux-lvm sistina com
> > > Subject: [linux-lvm] Unable to mount snapshot
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I successfully created a snapshot of an active LV with XFS 
> > > filesystem, 
> > > and ldisplay shows it to be operating correctly. However, 
> > > when I try to 
> > > mount the snapshot, it says "wrong fs type, bad option, bad 
> > > superblock 
> > > on /dev/system/snap or too many mounted file systems"
> > > 
> > > Can anyone help, or shed some light on why this is happening? 
> > > Is there a 
> > > workaround?
> > > 
> > > The mount command was "mount -t xfs -o ro 
> /dev/system/snap /mnt/snap"
> > > 
> > > I am running SuSE 9.0 on x86-64, with kernel 2.4.21-149, 
> lvm version 
> > > 1.0.7(mp-v6). I have a volume group running on 3 raid arrays, 
> > > each 0.9 
> > > TB, for a total of 2.7 TB. It has 2 active LVs, one of 
> them 2 TB, and 
> > > the other 500GB, leaving about 249GB unallocated. I created 
> > > the snapshot 
> > > with:
> > > 
> > > lvcreate -L 200G -s -n snap /dev/system/adsdata
> > > 
> > > As I said, the snapshot seems to be working correctly, but 
> > > when I bring 
> > > up the LVM tool in YAST, it shows the original LV, with 
> > > capacity 1.9 TB, 
> > > mounted, and the snapshot  with a capacity of 1.9TB, 
> > > unmounted. When I 
> > > try to set the mount point for the snapshot, it says the 
> capacity is 
> > > wrong, it needs to be <= 249GB. In other words, it seems to 
> > > be treating 
> > > it as if it were a regular LV, not a snapshot..
> > > 
> > > The listing of lvdisplay is:
> > > --- Logical volume ---
> > > LV Name                /dev/system/snap
> > > VG Name                system
> > > LV Write Access        read only
> > > LV snapshot status     active destination for /dev/system/adsdata
> > > LV Status              available
> > > LV #                   3
> > > # open                 0
> > > LV Size                2 TB
> > > Current LE             16383
> > > Allocated LE           16383
> > > snapshot chunk size    64 KB
> > > Allocated to snapshot  16.66% [33.29 GB/199.90 GB]
> > > Allocated to COW-table 100 MB
> > > Allocation             next free
> > > Read ahead sectors     1024
> > > Block device           58:2
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > _______________________________________________
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> > > http://lists.sistina.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-lvm
> > > read the LVM HOW-TO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/
> > > 
> > 
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> 
> *** Software bugs are stupid.
>     Nevertheless it needs not so stupid people to solve them ***
> 
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