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SuSE Server Error Creating logical volumes in LVM

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SuSE Server 10 SP2 64 bit

Trying to create the 7th logical volume on an LVM. The logical volume is 500 MB in size. There are 140 GB remaining in the LVM. Using EXT3 and 3 stripes. The LVM consists of three scsi disks 300 GB in size (SAN).

I'm getting the error "could not create logical volume. Try reducing the number of stripes"

I have created other volumes this size before without problems.
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post here the command you issued
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anyway, try to do what it tells you: use -i option to pass the number of stripes you want to distribute to the data
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I'm using YAST for this not command line.
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Then go ask yast developers (-_-)'

How can I know what happens behind yast curtain's ? :)

If you want to do things the right way forget GUI: use CLI and get a hold over your system
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to create by CLI a logical volume issue

lvcreate -LDimensionInMegs -nYourName yourvolumegroupname

if it complaints, try with -iN option before any other argument, where N is the number of stripes (=physical disks assigned to this vg) you want to use for this LV, and try to lower every time the number 'till it's ok
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by:Potashcorp2
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It accepted 2 stripes rather than three. I'm still not sure what caused the failure in the first place. As far as I can tell I'm way under the limits on number of disks, partitions, LVM's etc.
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