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Re: [linux-lvm] error msg: VG vgc1 metadata too large for circular buffer

Many thanks. I blew away the pv with your suggested pvremove and recreated specifying a large metadatasize (16M, since am experimenting) and all worked as desired this time around.

Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 03:35:41PM -0500, Gary Eheman wrote:
I can destroy the data. In fact, that is what I would like to do, but softly using lvremove, vgremove, pvremove if possible. But I can't get around the current error.

Advice,please? Are there parameters I can give during the creation of the group or volume to avoid this?

As you realised, you need to recreate the PV with a much larger metadatasize.

There are no tools yet to manipulate it after it's been created.

If you can throw it away, do that: vgchange -an to deactivate everything
then pvremove -ff to destroy it.

[If you weren't able to do that, there are workarounds involving making
lvm2 stop using that metadata area and using a new larger one somewhere
else instead.]


Gary Eheman
Fundamental Software, Inc.

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