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

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Fri May 2 15:30:52 UTC 2008

Stuart D. Gathman wrote:
> On Fri, 2 May 2008, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
>> Am I missing something here? vgchange --partial seems like it will do
>> what you want (man 8 lvm):
> It does part of what I want.  It would at least allow a system to boot
> from a partial VG containing the root fs.  It does not allow any
> metadata changes while VG is partial - not even reducing missing PV.
Well, what good is this if you cannot fix anything? You are stuck in 
'broken' mode.


> If a PV is temporarily missing, and you using the pvcreate -u option,
> then the original PV comes back as well, you have fireworks.
> Also, it doesn't ensure partially missing LVs are readonly (including
> where a snapshot is on a missing PV).
> In any case, the --partial might be good for initrd.  Although a newbie
> admin would be terribly confused by the "no metadatachanges" restriction.

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