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