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Re: [linux-lvm] converting ext3 / to LVM



On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 17:33:10 +0000
"Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh)" <jean-luc coulon wanadoo fr> wrote:

>Le 30.01.2005 18:04:20, messmate a écrit :
>> On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 11:30:45 +0000
>> "Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh)" <jean-luc coulon wanadoo fr> wrote:
>> 
>>> Le 30.01.2005 11:55:44, messmate a écrit :
>>>> On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 09:25:43 +0000
>>>> "Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh)" <jean-luc coulon wanadoo fr> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Le 30.01.2005 08:10:52, matthew zeier a écrit :
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Are there any tips on converting an existing ext3 / to LVM?
>>>> 
>>>> Be carefull; as I know converting an EXISTING ext3 to LVM loses all
>>>> data.
>>>> Jean-Luc, can  you confirm this ??
>>> 
>>> Tell us *how* you plan to convert it to lvm.
>>> 
>>> J-L
>>> 
>> Reading section 12.3 on the LVM HowTo; there is no good way migrating
>> an
>> existing filesystem ( with data) to lvm !
>> I'm in doubt if LVM is very usefull following what this howto
>> recommend.
>> EVMS more suitable?
>> mess-mate
>> Sorry, I mean 12.1
>
>I don't find it neither, do you have any reference?
>http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/index.html
This one :
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/multpartitions.html
>
>I've done the migration some time ago from etx3 non LVM to xfs LVM.  
>Only the migration of the root filesystem is a bit tricky. But this is 
> not really more diffult that moving a (non LVM) system to a new HDD.
>
>Jean-Luc
>

mess-mate


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