[linux-lvm] Removing a Bad disk from LVM w/o a new disk

Harik A'ttar harik at chaos.ao.net
Mon May 22 15:18:53 UTC 2006

Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> Current situation is that I have a bad disk /dev/sdb1 in an existing lvm
> partition. (sda1/sda4/sdb1)
> I would like to remove it from the VG. (There are no free PE anywhere.
> I've maxed it out.)
> I've already reduced the existing VG to the size of sda1+sda4
> partition. 

> $vgreduce storage /dev/sdb1
> Physical volume "/dev/sdb1" still in use

You mean you reduced the existing LVs?

Try this:

pvmove -v /dev/sdb1

That will move all the data off sdb1 to the other drives.  You need 
dm-mirror either compiled in your kernel or as a module to use it.

Read the manpage for more information.

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