[linux-lvm] What is the use of thin snapshots if the external origin cannot be set to writable ?

Sreyan Chakravarty sreyan32 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 15:31:47 UTC 2020

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 8:50 PM Bryn M. Reeves <bmr at redhat.com> wrote:

> You can, it's just typically easier for most users to re-install than to
> execute the necessary steps to convert the system after the fact.
> If you have sufficient space then you can just create a thin pool, copy
> your existing file systems into it and then fix up the fstab, grub boot
> entries, initramfs and any other configuration that may still reference
> the old device names. Once you're finished you can remove the original
> volumes and reclaim the space for use by the thin pool.

Yes, I have migrated to thin pools successfully. Thanks.

Sreyan Chakravarty
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