[linux-lvm] moving logical volumes to another system *remotely* - how?

paddy at panici.net paddy at panici.net
Fri Feb 23 12:44:52 UTC 2007

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:48:07PM +0100, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> I have a server which stores several LVM-2 logical volumes.
> As this system is pretty loaded, I'd like to move some of the logical
> volumes to another machine. It has to be done remotely, so I can't do it
> as described in the LVM HOWTO (where one basically adds/replaces disks 
> in one machine).
> My common sense tells me that I should:
> 1. Unmount/not use the logical volumes on the source server
> 2. Make volumes of the same size on the target server
> 3. Copy it somehow over network
> I'm not sure of 2 (make volumes of exactly the same size) 

check your PE size, otherwise does what it says on the tin.

> and 3 (how to 
> copy it all over network, if possible, using SSH only).

netcat and dd over forwarded port


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