[linux-lvm] Does pv failure effect whole vg?

Richard van den Berg richard at vdberg.org
Wed Jun 20 17:57:07 UTC 2007

Richard van den Berg wrote:
> In the case of a pv failure, will the vg that uses that pv become
> unavailable? Or just the lv that uses the pv? How about at boot time?
> If a pv is unavailable at boot, will the complete vg be unavailable?
> Or just the lv using the pv?

To answer my own question: when a pv is not available at boot time, the
vg using that pv does not come up. So splitting vgs makes sense when you
want to minimize the impact of one disk failure.


Richard van den Berg

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