[linux-lvm] harddisk dies while pvmove is in progress

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at bmsi.com
Wed Sep 14 17:25:30 UTC 2011

On Wed, 14 Sep 2011, Robert Sch?ftner wrote:

> Am 2011-09-13 00:15, schrieb Robert Sch?ftner:
>> my plan is to edit the latest archived meta-data, remove the
>> pvmove-mirror, exchange the segment pointing to the missing device
>> with the mirrored segment, and vcfgrestore it, if no better idea comes
>> up. the saved metadata confirms that the segment belonging to LV
>> "shares" was completely mirrored before the harddisk died, so all the
>> needed data is there.
> For the record: finally, I edited the last metadata-backup, put the
> successfully mirrored segment on the raid into the LV (instead of the
> pvmovesomething mirror), removed references to pvmove, the damaged PV
> and the "homevideo" LV, vgcfgrestored the config, rebooted, and
> everything works.

That implies that there could be a pvmove "cleanup" utility that cleans
up a pvmove in progress that references a missing PV.

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