[linux-lvm] How To Clone and Resize Luks-Encrypted Fedora System

Robert L Cochran cochranb at speakeasy.net
Tue Jan 19 04:32:45 UTC 2010

I am looking for a way to clone and resize a Fedora 12 x86_64 system to 
a new hard drive which provides a lot more capacity. The system I wish 
to clone is encrypted with luks. I basically need to move the whole 
system to a larger drive, then resize the partitions larger. These are 
ext4 partitions. Here is what my grub.conf kernel line says:

kernel /vmlinuz- ro 
root=/dev/mapper/vg_deafeng298-lv_root_deafeng298  LANG=en_US.UTF-8 

Is there a procedure available for doing this?

What if I just cloned the existing drive to the new drive using RIPLinux 
and ddrescue, then attempted to resize the clone's partitions? I'm fuzzy 
about how to do this. Or perhaps use a Fedora Live DVD and ddrescue?


Bob Cochran
Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
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