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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM and transferring filesystem



Hello,

 Many thanks for your promptly answer.

 It works perfectly. I didnt know very much about the rsync command, i thought that It was only used to synchronize

files between hosts.

 I also would like to know which is the best approach now, should i delete the original directories? any change in
the LVMed partitions will not be reflected in the original ROOTed directory but If I delete them, I wont be able
to boot without LVM (in the case I would need it and my LVMed partitions got corrupted).

Many thanks in advance

Miguel

William Blunn ha escrito:

> >  I am installing a redhat 7.3 linux box with X-Window.
> >
> >  I have installed LVM splitting the system with the following scheme:
> >
> >  /boot and / are installed each in different non-LVM partitions.
>
> Smart move.
>
> >  LVM volumes:
> >
> >  /usr , /var/ , /tmp
> >
> >  I have noticed that when I mount the filesystem using the LVM volumes
> > my X-Windows server doesnt work, but when I deactivate the LVM volumes
> > using the original configuration stored in the original / partition
> > (which still have the original /var, /tmp, /usr partitions) then
> > X-Window works perfectly.
> >
> >  Then I assume that I havent transferred the filesystem well.
> >
> >  I use from / the following command from the LVM howtos:
> >
> >  tar cplf - -C var .|tar xvlf - -C /mnt/var
> >
> >  and the same thing for the rest of partitions.
> >
> >  Any suggestion?
>
> Permissions on /tmp ?
>
> Should be 1777 (drwxrwxrwt).
>
> To copy filesystems, I use:
>
>   rsync -avxSHW --delete /var/ /mnt/var
>
> This has the added benefit that you can copy most data over whilst the system is up and running.
>
> Then you can take it down to single user, do the rsync again, and only the changed data will need to be copied.
>
> This minimises the time the system is in single user (which is good if you are working on a server).
>
> Bill
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