lvcreate/lvremove Failed with Error "Can't remove merging snapshot logical volume"

(Doc ID 2310406.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 03, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Unable create or remove snapshot volume as error below:

# /sbin/lvcreate -s -L 3G -n snapopt /dev/vgOS/opt
Logical volume "snapopt" already exists in volume group "vgOS"

# lvs
LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Meta% Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert
cplex vgOPT -wi-ao---- 3.00g
oracle vgOPT -wi-ao---- 20.00g
home vgOS -wi-ao---- 2.00g
opt vgOS Owi-aos--- 6.45g
root vgOS -wi-ao---- 6.00g
swap vgOS -wi-ao---- 2.00g
tmp vgOS -wi-ao---- 2.95g
var vgOS Owi-aos--- 10.00g

# lvremove /dev/vgOS/snapopt
Can't remove merging snapshot logical volume "snapopt"

Cause

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