[linux-lvm] Re: Convert a non-striped LV to a striped LV without data loss?

Doug Eubanks admin at dougware.net
Fri Jan 2 15:01:28 UTC 2009

I ended up reformatting (after making a fresh backup) and starting over.  I
couldn't find a way to get around the metadata space limitation.  I believe
thought that I future proofed my installation so that it wouldn't happen
again.  I set aside 8M for the metadata when I used the pvcreate command.

Thanks for trying to help me out,

Doug Eubanks
admin at dougware.net

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Doug Eubanks <admin at dougware.net> wrote:

> I tried moving every third extend with an offset of 1 to the second
> physical volume, and every third extend with and offset of 2 to the third
> physical volume, but I ran out of metadata space about 45% through the move.
> I've setup a file based metadata directory, and I'm going to try to
> complete the move again.
> Sincerely,
> Doug Eubanks
> admin at dougware.net
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 3:31 AM, Harald Milz <hm at seneca.muc.de> wrote:
>> 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
>> > perhaps?
>> 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
>> striped one.
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