[linux-lvm] pvmove safety

Jonathan Brassow jbrassow at redhat.com
Fri Feb 15 15:45:11 UTC 2008

pvmove is pretty reliable.  However, I would probably make a backup  
before doing any sort of operation that would grow/shrink/move a file  


On Feb 12, 2008, at 3:25 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:

> How safe is pvmove in LVM2 when being operated on live volumes? I  
> understand a backup is always a good policy as nothing can be 100%  
> safe, but is the command known to produce unreliable results when  
> used on a live filesystem? I am readinghttp://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/removeadisk.html 
>  and the warning up top is hard to miss, but I wonder if it’s a bit  
> outdated?
> Thanks!
> jlc
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