[linux-lvm] LVM2 snapshots on root fs

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Tue Sep 7 18:26:03 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 19:17 +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> We don't support pvmove or snapshots of volumes used by the tools themselves.

That seems rather limiting.  Is this something that should change in the

> It is possible to snapshot the root volume, but the method is probably 
> distribution-specific.

Like what?  Using a copy of the /sbin/lvm2 binary not living in the
rootfs when you want to snapshot it?  What about /lib/libdevmapper.so.*?
Does it have the same problem?


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