[linux-lvm] aborted pvmove; how to remove locked LV "pvmove0"

Josef Whiter jwhiter at redhat.com
Wed Nov 2 04:20:00 UTC 2005

Randall A. Jones wrote:

> I started a pvmove that was interrupted before it was finished. 
> lvdisplay reports that the pvmove0 LV is still there.  Looking in 
> /etc/lvm/backup/vg0 shows that pvmove0 is locked.  If I try to use 
> lvremove pvmove0, it fails stating that it is locked.
> Is there a way to unlock a locked LV?  Or is there a way to tell LVM 
> that the pvmove operation is no longer needed so it will clean up?
> Thank you,
> Randall

pvmove --abort should do what you are looking for.


Josef Whiter, RHCE
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