Do I need to make changes to my GFS/GFS2 file systems when renaming the cluster in RHEL?

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  • Need to change the name of a pre-existing cluster that has associated GFS or GFS2 file-system(s)
  • The <cluster name> attribute has been changed in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf and now my GFS or GFS2 file system fail to mount
# mount -t gfs2 /dev/clust/lv1  /mnt/lv1
fs is for a different cluster
error mounting lockproto lock_dlm
  • Changing A GFS2 locktable Name


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, 7 or 8 with the Resilient Storage Add On
  • GFS or GFS2

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