[linux-lvm] pvmove to smaller PVs

Fredrik Tolf fredrik at dolda2000.com
Wed Apr 5 17:58:19 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 18:44 +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 07:34:18PM +0200, Fredrik Tolf wrote:
> > Can pvmove not just divide that storage into three "partitions", 
> There's no logic to do that yet.  It can only move complete sets of
> contiguous extents.
> > Is there a way for me to tell it to do so?
> As you found: break up contiguous extents explicitly on
> the command line by telling it to move smaller parts that it
> can handle.

I see. I guess I'll just have to do that then. It's not *that* bad,
after all. :)

However, is there a "canonical" way to check where PEs have been
allocated inside PVs? I think I can check /etc/lvm/backup/vgname. I'm
just getting the feeling that that's kind of ugly.

Thanks for your reply!

Fredrik Tolf

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