[linux-lvm] Problem to remove LVM snaphots

Phillip Susi psusi at cfl.rr.com
Sun Apr 18 23:04:14 UTC 2010

On 04/18/2010 04:54 AM, François Valenduc wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am using gentoo and I use LVM snapshots to make backups of my system.
> Unfortunately, I always have a problem to remove these. LVM always
> complains that it can't remove an open logical volume. However, the
> snapshot is unmounted when I try to remove it. It seems it's only
> possible to remove the snapshot if the corresponding volume is
> deactivated. So, I am forced to boot on a live cd to remove the snapshot
> of my root partition. Is this really normal ?

No, it is not normal.  Obviously something on your system has the 
snapshot open.  Perhaps it is being auto mounted?

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