I have MySQL master-slave replication setup in Amazon EC2. For the sake of resilience, I have set up LVM on RAID 10 array, on both master as well as slave. I have been using ec2-consistent-snapshot for some time now to take the snapshot from the slave instance.

So, I tried to create the disks from those snapshots and attach them to a new MySQL installation. Since the new installation would not recognise the LVM and RAID setup, I reactivated the LVM and RAID in the new instance using the following commands.

  1. Scan the disks for RAID array members:

    mdadm --examine --scan <comprising disks>
  2. Reactivate the RAID array:

    mdadm -A -s
  3. Reactivate the lvm:

    vgchange -ay

Since snapshotting took the backup of the ibdata and iblogfiles, I removed them for the fresh installation. MySQL would start normal.

Help me out of this

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    You haven't really asked a question, or explained what errors or problems you're having - only described steps you've taken. Please elaborate on the issue by editing the question. – Sami Kuhmonen Sep 1 '15 at 12:13

Removed ibdata1? You can* remove iblogfiles but not the ibdata1!! They're system tablespaces storing tables, indexes, metadata, undologs....

*=> Removing iblogs is okay once you stop mysql but not while it's running!

Update: Removing iblogs is okay only after shutting down mysql with innodb_fast_shutdown disabled.

You might like to review this answer to understand what is wrong! You might want to do a restore from the snapshot may be.

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    Don't remove iblogs either -- unless you have made a clean shutdown with innodb_fast_shutdown turned off. LVM is equivalent to a power failure. – Rick James Sep 1 '15 at 17:08
  • Yep... that's why the STAR is after "can" ;) & was told later on – mysql_user Sep 1 '15 at 18:25
  • * and innodb_fast_shutdown turned off. -- My added qualification. – Rick James Sep 2 '15 at 5:37

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