[linux-lvm] About --mirrorlog mirrored option in the latest lvm2
zkabelac at redhat.com
Wed Oct 31 10:08:34 UTC 2018
Dne 31. 10. 18 v 8:18 Gang He napsal(a):
> Hello List,
> As you know, in the past versions(e.g. v2.02.120), lvcreate supports creating a mirror type LV with "--mirrorlog mirrored" option,
> But in the latest versions(e.g. v2.02.180), lvm2 says "mirrored is a persistent log that is itself mirrored, but should be avoided. Instead, use the raid1 type for log redundancy."
> Then, my questions are as below,
> 1)The latest lvm2 does not allow creating this kind of LV, or just not recommended?
> In my test environment, it looks that LVM2 can not create this kind of LV.
> tb0307-nd1:/ # lvcreate --type mirror -m1 --mirrorlog mirrored -L 2G -n mirr-lv cluster-vg2
> Log type, "mirrored", is unavailable to cluster mirrors.
> 2)If we can not create this kind of LV, how can we migrate these existing LVs after we upgrade LVM2 to the latest version (e.g. v2.02.180)?
> e.g. we need to convert this kind of LV to "RAID1 type LV, I want to know if there is a suggested guide for this scenario.
In general - users should be creating '--type raid1' mirrors - user get
this type automatically when asks for a mirrored LV for long time already.
(lvcreate -m1) (and old --type mirror only when explicitly set with --type
Mirrored log type had several mostly unfixable design issues - thus it's
support is marked as deprecated - you still can activate it - but you cannot
create it as a new device anymore.
In practices users should convert type 'raid1' types (via lvconvert) - since
its support for log per leg is believed to be better approach and it's also
The only remaining place where the old mirror does not have yet replacement is
clustered mirror with cmirrord - so only here user should keep running old
mirror type (but it's believed users are shifting to other technologies giving
better performance i.e. gluster)
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