Linux EVMS volumes disappear after a reboot

  • 3286770
  • 22-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) Support Pack 1 Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) Support Pack 2 Linux

Configuration Information
OES Server is configured to use EVMS
OES Server has NSS Volumes


EXT2/3 Volumes disappear after reboot
Disk containing EXT2/3 volumes shows as free space
Disk containing the EXT2/3 volumes is managed by NwSegMgr instead of the DosSegMgr after reboot
/dev/evms does not show affected EVMS Volume in file listing
After reboot EVMS Disk taken over by NWSegMgr and existing data lost


The following solution is for non-clustered EVMS volumes. See TID 3003435: How to create a cluster resource with a native Linux filesystem for information on working with clustered volumes.

Fixed in patch-11346 or later from the OES channel on