Found duplicate Physical Volumes (PV)

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

Situation

Following recurrent messages are seen in "/var/log/boot.msg" or in the output of commands related to the LVM devices like pvscan, vgscan, vgcreate etc ...

 Found duplicate PV z5xSggD1OBEqQ0hzaNMeV2l9ukPtH1J2: using /dev/sde not /dev/sdc
 Found duplicate PV a6jokSvyQMsFO69f1uXNtwjk1P0unRuK: using /dev/sdf not /dev/sdd
 Found duplicate PV z5xSggD1OBEqQ0hzaNMeV2l9ukPtH1J2: using /dev/sdg not /dev/sde
 Found duplicate PV a6jokSvyQMsFO69f1uXNtwjk1P0unRuK: using /dev/sdh not /dev/sdf
 Found duplicate PV z5xSggD1OBEqQ0hzaNMeV2l9ukPtH1J2: using /dev/sdi not /dev/sd


Resolution

Please change the lvm scanfilter according to the workflow in the Storage Admin Guide:


SLES10:
5.2.3 Using LVM2 on Multipath Devices


SLES11:
7.2.3 Using LVM2 on Multipath Devices


SLES12:
16.13 Using LVM2 on Multipath Devices



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  • Document ID:7002287
  • Creation Date: 05-Jan-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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