[linux-lvm] F7 will not boot after running backup w/snapshot

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Thu May 1 20:25:34 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 04:21:00PM -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
> At least in the case where the snapshot is read-only (LVM1 default, LVM2 
> by config?), if the snapshot is lost, invalid, not removed from VG prior 
> to reboot, when LVM comes back up it should see this and immediately 
> know that it can just vgreduce VG --removemissing for the old snapshot.  
> In the case of rw (no LVM1, LVM2 default), it should be a user choice 
> and LVM should prompt the user at boot as to whether to remove this old 
> snapshot so it can attempt to activate the VG.  Unless the user knows 
> that there were non-backup related lvm mods written during the snapshot 
> (eg: pvmove) then the user will just answer yes and the system should 
> boot.  This is how LVM should operate in this scenario.
If you want your system to do that, update your initrd/initscripts
accordingly to run the appropriate lvm2 commands to do that!

agk at redhat.com

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