[linux-lvm] pvmove safety

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Sat Feb 16 00:48:42 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 12:21:12PM -0700, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> If the pvmove is stopped at any point and an -abort is given, are all the
> PE's that *were* reserved automatically freed up? Also, I assume the old PE's
> aren't freed up until everything is copied over and in sync?
Read the pvmove man page: the operation is done in stages with checkpoints,
and an abort reverts to the last checkpoint.  So part might have moved
and part might not have moved.
No old PEs are freed until the whole operation completes (or --abort).

agk at redhat.com

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