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Re: [linux-lvm] Newbie of LVM



Yes, it is possible and this is the way LVM is supposed to work else who will touch it?
U will need to copy your data at least once,
I mean, to merge, U must have your data on LVM - so get it there !!
 
Since U will have a shining brand new HDD, and your taste says it will be bigger than previous one - has to be, else drop the idea or data!
 
So brief steps would be (Details, please work out precisely before proceeding or ask)
 
0. Read LVM things before hand - they will come very handy because U are now embracing LVM.
 
1. plug New HDD in the box, and get it going.
2. Get LVM on new disk going. PV, PE, VG, LV, etc all done.
3. Copy (please note - copy it is - not move - not shift)  copy data to new disc to LVM partition created on new disk.
 
4. Reboot and "confirm" that new data is available (Do not skip this step).
 
5. "ReConfirm" by all means that your data is safe sound and reachable on new disc. Like use it again and again and earn confidence with it. Check data presence through your software etc etc etc etc.
 
6. I do not wish to use capitals but "do not delete your old data on md5" "do not delete your old data on md5".
6.1 Keep it as backup for few days till U become comfortable with your data in new location.
 
 ### Important ### U C, U have a new disc, may be, twice the size of old disc.... just wait before U delete old data.
 
7. Then onwards it will be like house keeping. I mean merging of partitions starts now . And for that u will have to reformat (or wait for FC8, it may be sooner) your old partition. Read LVM thoroughly, it is good only with caution.
 
I again remind that U are playing with data, keep backup.

 
>
>     My md5 is almost full and I wanna use LVM to merge
> my md5 with a new partition from a new hdd. I wanna
> ask if this possible for LVM to merge 2 partition
> together while one of them have data on it? I can't
> suffer any data loss and want to make sure that LVM
> works perfectly to what I want.
>    Thanks all.


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Anil Kumar Shrama

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