[linux-lvm] Re: Painless upgrade to lvm2?
dilinger at voxel.net
Tue Nov 26 02:42:01 UTC 2002
Alternatively, grab the lvm2 and device-mapper packages from
unstable (apt-get install lvm2 kernel-patch-device-mapper), patch your
and recompile, enabling device-mapper support; reboot (or manually
switch), and that's pretty much it. There shouldn't be any compatibility
problems w/ existing metadata, and you should be able to switch between
lvm10 and lvm2 packages pretty painlessly.
Note that the lvm2 packages conflict w/ the lvm10 packages; if you're
working on a system that can't afford much downtime, you may want to first
grab the patch, and do all the necessary kernel stuff first.
On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 15:16:35 +0100, Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:
> get the LVM2 tools from
> the device-mapper software from
> You want to get recent device-mapper kernel patches from
> as well.
> Unpack the tarballs giving you LVM2*/, device-mapper*/ and 2.4.19*/
> Patch a vanilla kernel with the device-mapper patches in the 2-4-19*
> subdir (works for 2.4.20-rc as well), activate it in the kernel
> configuration and generate the kernel.
> Generate and install the device-mapper software (library is needed to run
> the LVM2 tools).
> Generate and install the LVM2 tools.
> You can install those in a different path in order to be able to backup to
> LVM1 (just in case ;)
> LVM2 is format compatible to the LVM1 ondisk metadata format. It only
> misses pvmove which we want to add ASAP before we go for the final
> If you want to give this a try, feel free to contact the LVM team on IRC
> on channel #lvm at irc.openprojects.org for interactive aid.
> Heinz -- The LVM Guy --
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 08:36:37AM -0500, Bradley Alexander wrote:
>> I'm running lvm-1.0.6 on a Debian/sid system, and was wondering what
>> would be the best upgrade path? Install from debs? From source? Is there
>> some kind of howto for making this transition?
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