Why do I get "fs is for a different cluster" when I attempt to mount a GFS or GFS2 filesystem?

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  • How do I change the name of my gfs/gfs2 filesystem?
  • Why do I get this error when trying to mount my gfs/gfs2 filesystem?
# mount -t gfs2 /dev/clust/lv1  /mnt/lv1
fs is for a different cluster
error mounting lockproto lock_dlm
  • I get this error in the logs when trying to mount a gfs/gfs2 filesystem:
gfs_controld join: fs requires cluster="GFSPRD" current="gfsprd"

RHEL7 logs would look similar to

Aug 13 08:13:44 node1.pvt  kernel: GFS2: fsid=RHCluster:gfsfs: Trying to join cluster "lock_dlm", "RHCluster:gfsfs"
Aug 13 08:13:44 node1.pvt kernel: dlm: dlm cluster name RHEL7Clu mismatch RHCluster
Aug 13 08:13:44 node1.pvt kernel: GFS2: fsid=RHCluster:gfsfs: dlm_new_lockspace error -53
Aug 13 08:13:44 node1.pvt Filesystem(gfsclusterfs)[12528]: ERROR: Couldn't mount filesystem /dev/ha_vg/ha_lv on /data


  • Red Hat Cluster Suite 4+ and Red Hat GFS 6.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5, 6, 7, or 8 (with the Resilient Storage Add-on)
  • A GFS or GFS2 filesystem

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