[linux-lvm] Moving Xen LV to image and mounting the image.

Jonathan Brassow jbrassow at redhat.com
Fri Nov 14 15:27:28 UTC 2008

Looks like you are doing it correctly, but you would have to mount the  
copied image via loopback, because it is a file now and not a device.


On Nov 14, 2008, at 8:53 AM, Chris Edwards wrote:

> Hello All!
> I have been trying to solve a problem.  In my current scenario I  
> created on our SAN multiple volume groups with a single logical  
> volume on each taking the entire groups space.  I realized that I  
> made a mistake and did not leave room for doing snapshots.  Now I am  
> moving each of the LV's to a new single large logical group and  
> leaving space for snap shots.  So then I realized that I could do a  
> "dd" to an image file (example: "dd if=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 of=/ 
> root/wdcdns1.img").  I was wondering if there was a way to mount  
> this image file?  I can't seem to mount it no matter what I do.  Am  
> I doing this correctly?
> Thanks for any help!
> ---
> Chris Edwards
> _______________________________________________
> linux-lvm mailing list
> linux-lvm at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-lvm
> read the LVM HOW-TO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

More information about the linux-lvm mailing list