[linux-lvm] Dangerous Recipes

Patrick Caulfield caulfield at sistina.com
Tue Jan 28 02:17:01 UTC 2003

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 03:42:13PM -0500, Joseph Kezar wrote:
> I have a single shared SCSI JBOD.  And it makes up my VolumeGroupMailData.
> It is mounted read/write by only 1 node at any given time.  This is strictly
> enforced.
> Although, at boot both nodes vgchange -a y the Volume Group.
> So it is picked up in vgscan as an active VG on node1 and node2
> I am aware if I need to make a change, like adding a Logical Volume,
> Extending/Reducing a Logical Volume, or adding/subtracting a physical volume
> that the volume must be deactivated on the secondary node(in my case node
> 2).
> If everything goes well enforced, am I still in trouble or at risk of data
> corruption?

If you are careful it should be fine. 

What you must always remember to do is "vgchange -an" on the secondary node
before doing the metadata changes, then a "vgscan;vgchange -ay" on that node
after the metadata changes.



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