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Old 10-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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lvcreate says "Path required for Logical Volume"

I have used the guide How To Create LVM Using vgcreate, lvcreate, and lvextend lvm2 Commands however when I run the command

sudo lvcreate -c 64 -s -i 3 -I 65536 -l 715401 -n orcavolume orcafiler1
I get this error:
  Path required for Logical Volume "orcafiler1"
  The origin name should include the volume group.
  Run `lvcreate --help' for more information.
Here are the information:
mahmood@srv:~$ sudo pvscan
[sudo] password for mahmood:
  PV /dev/sdc   VG orcafiler1   lvm2 [931.51 GiB / 931.51 GiB free]
  PV /dev/sdd   VG orcafiler1   lvm2 [931.51 GiB / 931.51 GiB free]
  PV /dev/sde   VG orcafiler1   lvm2 [931.51 GiB / 931.51 GiB free]
  Total: 3 [2.73 TiB] / in use: 3 [2.73 TiB] / in no VG: 0 [0   ]
mahmood@srv:~$ sudo vgdisplay
  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               orcafiler1
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        3
  Metadata Sequence No  1
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                0
  Cur LV                0
  Open LV               0
  Max PV                0
  Cur PV                3
  Act PV                3
  VG Size               2.73 TiB
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              715401
  Alloc PE / Size       0 / 0
  Free  PE / Size       715401 / 2.73 TiB
  VG UUID               RfdmkM-LHVF-GD0p-k0wF-2ogI-n1jN-JikdOn

Last edited by mahmoodn; 10-14-2012 at 12:49 PM.
Old 10-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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I am not so good with LVM but you can try this command to create logical volume

What output do you get from

$ sudo lvcreate -L 700G -n orcavolume orcafiler1
or if it is asking for the path you can mention as it must be in /dev/orcafiler1
Old 10-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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I would also get away from -l and use -L and a simpler size like deep suggested.


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