[linux-lvm] Re: [OxLUG] LVM2 problems

Paul Warren pdw at ex-parrot.com
Fri Oct 15 21:18:07 UTC 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 10:09:17PM +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 09:50:49PM +0100, Paul Warren wrote:
> > ./lvm vgconvert -M1 -d -v mainvg
> >   Metadata would overwrite physical extents
> >   /dev/sda2: Format-specific setup of physical volume failed.
> LVM1 needs more space for its metadata than LVM2 - this is saying
> it doesn't think the LVM1 metadata will fit into the available space.

Is there any way around this?  Would growing the partition help?

The machines in question are co-located, so whilst it may be possible to
dd data off, recreate the VG and then copy it back from within an
initrd, it's not my idea of good sport, I have to say :-)



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