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Re: [linux-lvm] pvmove problem

Which LVM and Linux  version is this ?
Does everything else irt LVM with the exception of pvmove ru fine
(i.e. creating/removing LVs etc.) ?

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 11:26:44PM +0000, B. Dobalina wrote:
> I am trying to remove an old harddrive from one of my volumes using:
>   pvmove -v /dev/hdh3
> It was chugging along just find until about half way through when it froze. 
> Linux was not "frozen", but I do not think it would allow any io to the 
> block devices (logins, ls's, etc would stall). I waited about an hour, at 
> which point it was still stuck on the same extent, and had no other option 
> but to hard reboot. When the system was booted, the volume to which hdh3 
> belonged, would no longer mount:
> $ vgscan
> vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> vgscan -- found active volume group "vol1"
> vgscan -- only found 2523 of 768 LEs for LV /dev/vol2/software (1)
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): allocated LE of LV" can't get 
> data of volume group "vol2" from physical volume(s)
> vgscan -- "/etc/lvmtab" and "/etc/lvmtab.d" successfully created
> vgscan -- WARNING: This program does not do a VGDA backup of your volume 
> groups
> Looks like some lvm metadata has been corrupted. So I ran vgcfgrestore on 
> /dev/hdh3: same result. Then I ran it on all the PVs in vol2: same result. 
> Does anybody have a solution to get this volume mounted? There is a bunch of 
> data on vol2, but not all that much in /dev/hdh3, so a partial restore would 
> be ok.
> Thanks,
> Skip
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