[linux-lvm] Why LVM metadata locations are not properly aligned

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Thu Apr 21 10:11:53 UTC 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:08:55PM +0800, Ming-Hung Tsai wrote:
> However, it's hard to achieve that if the PV is busy running IO. 

So flush your data in advance of running the snapshot commands so there is only
minimal data to sync during the snapshot process itself.

> The major overhead is LVM metadata IO.

Are you sure?  That would be unusual.  How many copies of the metadata have you
chosen to keep?  (metadata/vgmetadatacopies)  How big is this metadata?  (E.g.
size of /etc/lvm/backup/<vgname> file.)


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