[linux-lvm] Please Help, vgscan finds too much LEs

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Mon Sep 9 06:26:22 UTC 2002

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 05:26:33PM +0200, T. Pawlak wrote:
> Hi,
> this is the second email for my problem. Unfortunately i haven't got an answer to my 
> first one. So i'm posting again.
> After i've pvreduce my VG vgscan can't activate it. here is the output:
> vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> vgscan -- only found 28926 of 28672 LEs for LV /dev/data/home (0)
> vgscan -- ERROR "vg_read_with_pv_and_lv(): allocated LE of LV" can't get data of 
> volume group "data" 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 
> group
> i don't know what i can do, it is very funny problem because 28926 LEs are found of 
> and only 28672 sems to be needed, where are the 254 LEs from?!?

That looks really odd :(

Could you send me the "dd bs=1k count=4k" of all PVs tar'ed+bzip2'ed to
mge at sistina.com and the /etc/lvmconf/data* archives as well, please.

> i've made a pvdata -Eva from all 5 PEs, the file is about 1mb of size, so dave 
> everyones bandwidth i put it here: http://www.pawlak-world.de/pvdata
> if more infos of my configuration is needed please conact me!
> i'm using LVM v1.0.5 with kernel patch (i upgraded from 1.0.3 before i made the 
> pvreduce)
> I hope someone can help me now! It would be very nice if i can reconstruct my data, 
> although i have a backup, but only of 60gb of the whole 200gb and it would be nice to 
> access the rest again somehow!
> bye Thorsten
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