[linux-lvm] Help : pvmove -- not enough free/allocatable physical extents

Nils Juergens nils at muon.de
Tue Jul 22 12:22:01 UTC 2003

On Tue, 22.07.03, kiran dalvi <kiran_bd at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I haved created volume group using 3 partitions on my machine
> (/dev/hda7,/dev/hda8,/dev/hda9).All the partions are of same size 200 
> MB.Then
> I have created stripped logical volume on 3 partitions using following 
> command.
> #lvcreate -i3 -I4 -l24 -nmy_stripped_lv1 my_volume_group
> I have also tried extending logical volume and shrinking logical volume. All
> this worked fine for me.
> Now I tried pvmove command.
>        #pvmove /dev/hda9
> But it will be giving following error message


My guess is that lvm wont move your pe's to one of the other partitions
because the lv is striped across three different partitions and pvmoving one
of the stripes to a partition with another stripe already on it would defy
the purpose of multi-striped lvs.

So the error message is a bit missleading but still correct. Lvm has nowhere
to move the pe's from /dev/hda9 to, because it tries to keep the lv across
three different partitions.



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