[linux-lvm] vgcfgrestore and bootstrap

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Wed Sep 24 03:49:02 UTC 2003


the normal procedure is "vgscan ; vgchange -ay ; mount -a"
rather than vgcfgrestore before vgchange.

vgscan recognizes changes in the IO configuration (e.g. devices moved
to different addresses causing device nodes t change).

Have you tried "vgscan ; vgchange -ay ; mount -a" before ?
(keep in mind, that vgscan needs space below /etc/ to store metadata copies)

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 05:54:20PM +0200, Gingia wrote:
> Hi all.
> I write in this list to explain the problem with the meta data and the 
> inconsistence.
> Thank to Heinz J . Mauelshagen i solve the principal problem.
> Now i have another problem caused by the same root.
> When i start the devlopment  server (debian woody), it remain in the runlevel 
> 1 e ask me the pass to root access for device-filesystem problem.
> It said that it had problem with the  lvm.
> To start the sewrver i must to :
> 1) vgcfgrestore -n volume1 -f /etc/lvmconf/volume1.conf /dev/i2o/hda3
> 2) vgchange -a y
> 3) mount -a 
>  and only now i can go to runlevel 2 for normal start.
> So i understand that 1) the "restoring" metadata is a routine operation at 
> boostrap instead of a propely restoring 2) for some reason this does not 
> happen more.
> So my question is: Why ?
> How i can restabilished this at boot time? I can move to solve this other 
> problem?
> Can you help me?
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