[linux-lvm] Re: Convert a non-striped LV to a striped LV without data loss?
hm at seneca.muc.de
Wed Dec 31 08:31:16 UTC 2008
On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 01:14:26PM -0500, Doug Eubanks wrote:
> Would it be possible to extend the linear lv onto a striped lv area, move
> the data to the new extents and then remove the old lv area using lvreduce
Oh, that. Yes, perfectly. Add the new PVs to the VG using vgextend, then
create whatever LV layout you need on the new PVs (lvcreate ... -i ... PV),
mkfs, then copy the data to the new filesystems, rearrange mountpoints,
then vgreduce the old PV from the VG. Done. But not on-line... you can
move LVs to another PV within a VG, but you can't convert a normal LV to a
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