LVM command returning error message "Incorrect metadata area header checksum" on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When running LVM commands receiving error messages with the following pattern:

    Incorrect metadata area header checksum on `/dev/sdX` at offset 4096
    
  • After unexpected reboot, server did not come up. See these errors when running vgdisplay:

    # vgdisplay
      /dev/mpath/mpath40p1: Checksum error
      Couldn't read volume group metadata.
      Incorrect metadata area header checksum on /dev/mpath/mpath40p1 at offset 4096
      /dev/mpath/mpath40p1: Checksum error
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4-6
  • LVM2 logical volumes

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In