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Old 06-14-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Removing a broken disk from lvm2


I had a 400GB hard drive fail on me today that was part of an lvm2 logical volume made up of it and 3x1TB hard drives. I did a partial mount of the lv to assess the damage, and it wasn't bad. All the important stuff is either on the other disks or backed up. So, I want to reduce the lv and remove this disk from the vg. But I am not entirely sure how to go about this, could anyone tell me how?
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You need to move the extents from the physical volume onto the other disks, or a new disk. I've not found a way to "retire" a disk any other way.
Here's a reasonably comprehensive howto.
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I don't have them. The disk is broken, I just need to tell lvm2 that it's not coming back and resize the filesystem.


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