[linux-lvm] LVs corrupted after pvresize

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at bmsi.com
Mon Oct 20 15:41:41 UTC 2008

On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, Peter Larsen wrote:

> Again, you misunderstood Stuart's comment. He didn't say your RAID
> migration didn't work. He said it wasn't optimal.

Actually, I *was* hypothesizing that the RAID migration scrambled the data.
But apparently, that was not the problem because:

> > But after the deletion of the partion, recreation and pvcreate
> That's the error. There's a pvresize for a reason. You also need to use

Yes, the pvcreate just hosed your metadata.  If you have a backup of the
metadata (somewhere other than an affected LV), you can restore it,
and then do the pvresize.  

> No - your use of LVM was wrong. Not LVM itself. 

Having used AIX LVM, I can say that Linux LVM has a way to go before
it reaches that level of ease of use.  But it keeps getting better,
and I get to participate!

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