#521 Issue closed: Support for thin privisioned LVs

Labels: support / question, needs sponsorship

gha71 opened issue at 2014-12-22 20:48:


I am experimenting with RedHat EL 7 and thin provisioned LVs. I noticed that thin provisioned LVs are not supported yet. Is there a plan to add the support in a future release?

I managed to recover the system with some manual intervention:

  • do a forced restore of the VG (required to restore thin LVs)
  • create a temporary LV for thin Metadata
  • restore thin LV metadata in temporary volume
  • swap thin LV Metadata with restored Metadata in temporary LV
  • activate VG

gdha commented at 2014-12-29 19:32:

Seems interesting (from what I read on https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Logical_Volume_Manager_Administration/thinly_provisioned_volume_creation.html), but for the moment there are no plans to get this integrated with rear

gdha commented at 2015-10-29 19:14:

No plans so far; no further requests received; can only be done when serious spondored (paid)

[Export of Github issue for rear/rear.]