[linux-lvm] pvmove unable to move extents to multiple smaller pvs

Scott Serr serrs at theserrs.net
Wed Sep 29 06:18:28 UTC 2004

I'm trying to use pvmove to shuffle things around.  I have a pv with 
22375 extents which I would like to remove from the system.  I've added 
two (2) pvs with 11194 extents each.  I get an error message:

Insufficient contiguous allocatable extents (11194) for logical volume 
pvmove0: 22375 required
Allocation for temporary pvmove LV

Now before you say, don't make it contiguous... It seems that it isn't 

# lvchange --contiguous n /dev/data_vg/data_lv
Allocation policy of logical volume "data_lv" is already not contiguous

Is this normal?  Do I really need all that contiguous space on 1 pv?

Thanks in advance,
Scott Serr

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