[linux-lvm] mirror and snapshot incompatible
ml-lvm at hidden.domain.name
Tue Oct 28 02:28:14 UTC 2008
According to lvcreate, a snapshot of a mirrored volume cannot be created
("Snapshots and mirrors may not yet be mixed"). However, devmapper does
not seem to have the same limitation when used directly (not through lvm).
Is there a current reason for lvcreate to enforce this rather harsh
What are the risks I'm taking by manually creating a dm-snapshot from a
dm-mirror device? (of course I'm also replacing the dm-mirror device
with a snapshot-origin of the actual dm-mirror device).
If there is an actual reason for preventing this, what is the suggested
way to consistently backup a mirror volume? Is there a way to
temporarily take one of the mirror "legs" (mimage devices) offline in
order to back it up, and resync it later?
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