[linux-lvm] "Incorrect metadata area header checksum" after a pvmove and pvresize

Jon jonr at destar.net
Sat Oct 3 21:24:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-09-24 at 03:55 +0000, Thiago Nunes wrote:
> Hi guys.
> Excuse my english, I'm from Brazil.
> Last day I pvresized the pv who had my vg and after a reboot I
> couldn't activate my vg anymore. I got the message "Incorrect metadata
> area header checksum".
> The whole history:
> My HD had a sda3 pv that had my whole vg. It's had around 55GB. Some
> days ago, because of an emergency situation, I transformed a 6GB
> partition (sda5) into an LVM pv and added it to the vg. Now to
> organize my HD I liberated space after sda5 and wanted to expand my
> sda3 to the end of my 80GB disk.
> Then I took an auxiliar hard drive, booted my machine with system
> rescue cd, created a small sdb1 in the begining to temporary store the
> contents of sda5, pvcreated sdb1, "vgextend vg /dev/sdb1" and
> "pvmove /dev/sda5". 

Did you do a pvmove /dev/sda5 or pvmove /dev/sda5 /dev/sdb1?


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