[TriLUG] LVM conversion?
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 15 11:34:46 EDT 2005
Hugh Crissman wrote:
> I have been reading about LVM the last few days and decided I want to
> convert my workstation to use LVM. The problem is, how do I do this
> without destroying my current config? I have setup LVM on a fresh install
> before but not on a working system. Is it even possible?
> H. Crissman
One approach is discussed here:
There is also a portion of the LVM HOWTO that addresses converting a
root filesystem to LVM:
These documents include warnings about recovery problems. I learned
this the hard way a year and a half ago, when one of the four drives in
my LVM HP-UX system died.
I was able to get the drive replaced and the system running again, but
it was a major effort! Someone with more LVM experience might have
found it easier though.
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