[linux-lvm] shift PV from disk to raid device?

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at bmsi.com
Tue Dec 9 16:56:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Stuart D. Gathman wrote:

> Here are the steps that I see:
> 1) remove sda from md2 array
> 2) use dd or pvremove to clear PV info in md2.  This should not
>    affect sda since sda is removed from md2
> 3) pvcreate md2 as a new PV and add to volume group
> 4) pvmove sda -> md2.  The data should physically go on sdb, or whatever the
>    other mirror of md2 is.
> 5) check that all LVs are gone from sda, and remove from volume group
> 6) pvremove sda
> 7) add sda to md2 array, and synchronize.
> Did I miss anything?

Oh yeah:

0.5) Backup everything just in case

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