[linux-lvm] converting ext3 / to LVM

messmate messmate at free.fr
Sun Jan 30 10:55:44 UTC 2005

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 09:25:43 +0000
"Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh)" <jean-luc.coulon at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

>Le 30.01.2005 08:10:52, matthew zeier a écrit :
>> Are there any tips on converting an existing ext3 / to LVM? 

Be carefull; as I know converting an EXISTING ext3 to LVM loses all
Jean-Luc, can  you confirm this ??

>> I found  
>> something that talks about ext2 using LVM1 but I'm not sure if that  
>> applies to my system (RHEL ES v3).
>LVM is not a filestem and is not aware of the filesystem you will  
>install on it.
>I've installed xfs filesystem over lvm with the same instructions as  
>for ext2.
>Only the tolls to resize the ilesystem are different.
>Some filesystems needs to be mounted, other to be unmounted.
>i.e: you can reeeeize an xfs only if t is mounted and you cannot  
>schrink it, only growing is avalable.
>> --
>> matthew zeier

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