[Gluster-users] cannot create a new volume with a brick that used to be part of a deleted volume?

harry mangalam harry.mangalam at uci.edu
Tue Sep 18 18:18:51 UTC 2012

I believe gluster writes 2 entries into the top level of your gluster brick 

-rw-r--r--   2 root root    36 2012-06-22 15:58 .gl.mount.check
drw------- 258 root root  8192 2012-04-16 13:20 .glusterfs

You will have to remove these as well as all the other fs info from the volume 
to re-add the fs as another brick.

Or just remake the filesystem - instantaneous with XFS, less so with ext4.


On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:03:35 AM Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm running v3.3.0 on Fedora16-x86_64.  I used to have a replicated
> volume on two bricks.  This morning I deleted it successfully:
> ########
> [root at farm-ljf0 ~]# gluster volume stop gv0
> Stopping volume will make its data inaccessible. Do you want to
> continue? (y/n) y
> Stopping volume gv0 has been successful
> [root at farm-ljf0 ~]# gluster volume delete gv0
> Deleting volume will erase all information about the volume. Do you
> want to continue? (y/n) y
> Deleting volume gv0 has been successful
> [root at farm-ljf0 ~]# gluster volume info all
> No volumes present
> ########
> I then attempted to create a new volume using the same bricks that
> used to be part of the (now) deleted volume, but it keeps refusing &
> failing claiming that the brick is already part of a volume:
> ########
> [root at farm-ljf1 ~]# gluster volume create gv0 rep 2 transport tcp
> /mnt/sdb1 or a prefix of it is already part of a volume
> [root at farm-ljf1 ~]# gluster volume info all
> No volumes present
> ########
> Note farm-ljf0 is and farm-ljf1 is  I also
> tried restarting glusterd (and glusterfsd) hoping that might clear
> things up, but it had no impact.
> How can /mnt/sdb1 be part of a volume when there are no volumes present?
> Is this a bug, or am I just missing something obvious?
> thanks
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