[linux-lvm] Aftermath of a dead hard disk

Georges Giralt georges.giralt at free.fr
Thu Mar 15 19:39:07 UTC 2007

Will May a écrit :
> I recently had a hard disk die on me that was in my LVM group and so had 
> to replace it with a new one. When I added the new hard disk into the 
> group, I didn't format it first and so LVM still thinks the new hard 
> disk (250GB) is the size of the old one (60GB). I'd like to convince LVM 
> of the new size. Anyone know how?
> I've tried just formatting the hard disk, but that just causes LVM to 
> cry that it can't find the pv on the disk.
Hi !
Just in case, did you pvremove the failed disk ?
If not, unplug the new one, pvremove -f the old one
re-plug the new one,
pvcreate the new one
vgextend the vg.
and enjoy.
read the manpages carefully in order to avoid mistakes.
Hope this helps.
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