[linux-lvm] Combine multiple physical volumes onto a larger device

emmanuel segura emi2fast at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 10:07:34 UTC 2015

yes, you can move the smaller in larger drives.

2015-02-22 4:05 GMT+01:00 Greg Zartman <gregzartman at gmail.com>:
> I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but after a fair bit of
> googleing I'm not coming up with an answer.
> I have a fairly old volume group that is made of 9 x 620GB PVs.  I'd like to
> move this volume group off these devices onto a couple larger drives.  What
> is the best way to do this?  I've read that you can vgextend the new drives
> into the volume group and the use pvmove to move data off one PV to another,
> but I don't know if you can pvmove smaller pvs onto a larger disk and they
> will all be combined.
> Maybe there is a better way to move the entire VG?    I want to maintain the
> current VG and LV names from my old setup, this my desire to just move the
> entire lot at once instead of rsyncing or something.
> Thanks,
> Greg
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