[linux-lvm] pvmove problem

BK Box gondoi at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 14:00:02 UTC 2004

On Sat, 7 Aug 2004 11:54:31 -0500, Alasdair G Kergon <agk at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 11:21:12AM -0500, BK Box wrote:
> > I have a pretty lengthy explanation.. so i'll just post the link to it.
> > http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=206391
> Summary: How do I pvmove data with LVM2 if contiguous runs of
> PEs in the source LVs will have to be split up to make them fit?
> Quick answer:
> LVM2 doesn't support this directly yet: it's being worked on.
> Until it's done you need to edit the metadata [using vgcfg*]
> to split the segments into smaller ones before running pvmove.
> [Might also need to recompile disabling section merging code
> which would undo your splitting.]
> Alasdair
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Thank you very much, I'm glad I finally got an answer.

I have another question for you now...

All I seem to have is vgcfgrestore and vgcfgbackup.. but by reading
the man pages I don't see how they edit the metadata.  Is there
another vgcfg that I am missing?

Thank you

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