[linux-lvm] Mounting a read only disk
franchu.garcia at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 15:22:50 UTC 2014
you need to present your snapshot as a RW LUN ; otherwise you won't be able
to activate the VG.
As you should be writing your metadata to the snapshot the original data
will remain unharmed.
On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM, Angel L. Mateo <amateo at um.es> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I'm having a problem I don't know how to solve.
> I have a running system with its disk under LVM2. Physical disks are
> in a SAN and we have no problems with them. Now we have configured an
> automated snapshots of our disks from our SAN to another one (both are HP
> 3par) and we want now the snapshot to be mounted in another system. This
> system has connected the snapshot disk without any problem but we can't
> mount the FS, because we can't activate volumes in it. The "only"
> difference between original disks and snaptshot ones are that this are seen
> by the OS as read only disks, so they can't be written.
> In the system trying to mount the snapshot I could see PVs, VGs and
> LVs, as:
> amateo_adm at myotis52fa:~$ sudo pvs
> PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree
> /dev/sda5 Disk1 lvm2 a- 6.76g 0
> /dev/sdb IndexesDisk lvm2 a- 69.98g 20.00g
> /dev/sdc UsersDisk lvm2 a- 2.50t 0
> /dev/sdd UsersDisk lvm2 a- 1023.98g 499.97g
> amateo_adm at myotis52fa:~$ sudo vgs
> VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree
> Disk1 1 2 0 wz--n- 6.76g 0
> IndexesDisk 1 1 0 wz--n- 69.98g 20.00g
> UsersDisk 2 1 0 wz--n- 3.50t 499.97g
> amateo_adm at myotis52fa:~$ sudo lvs
> LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move Log Copy%
> root Disk1 -wi-ao 5.82g
> swap_1 Disk1 -wi-ao 956.00m
> vol_indexes IndexesDisk -wi-d- 49.98g
> vol_users UsersDisk -wi-d- 3.01t
> but I can't activate LVs:
> amateo_adm at myotis52fa:~$ sudo lvchange -a y UsersDisk/vol_users
> device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument
> and in the logs I get:
> Jan 28 13:32:41 myotis52fa kernel: [ 1789.845945] device-mapper: table:
> 252:0: linear: dm-linear: Device lookup failed
> Jan 28 13:32:41 myotis52fa kernel: [ 1789.846047] device-mapper: ioctl:
> error adding target to table
> the original system and the one trying to mount the snapshot are both
> ubuntu 12.04 with same kernel (3.4.0-030400-generic) and version of lvm2
> (2.02.66-4ubuntu7.4, the packaged by ubuntu).
> Any help?
> Angel L. Mateo Martínez
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