[linux-lvm] metadata too large for circular buffer - any way to increase PV metadatasize?

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Thu Aug 7 19:52:41 UTC 2008

And if you have problems making space in the metadata to add the PV to it,
a workaround is to temporarily use in-filesystem metadata:

  create a metadata dir in a local filesystem (NOT an LV), and place an up-to-date
  backup copy of the metadata there (from vgcfgbackup)

  update lvm.conf to start using this metadata (metadata/dirs)
  - use verbose display options to check it's doing this

  pvcreate as in my last message to remove the too-small metadata area
  - you're now relying entirely on the in-filesystem metadata

  add the new PVs to the VG as before

  revert the lvm.conf change
agk at redhat.com

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