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Re: [opensuse] How to convert from normal ext3 to lvm setup
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:17:34 -0500
  • Message-id: <497C666E.9010300@xxxxxxxxxx>
Low Kian Seong wrote:
Dear people,

Is there anyway to convert a non-lvm ext3 setup to a lvm setup with
minimal loss of data?

Thank you.

Yes you can, though it's been a while since I've done it, so I don't
recall the process. Ext3 is just ext2 with a journal. You can add or
remove the journaling at any time, via command line.

Googling on ext2 ext3 convert produces several hits. I suggest you
start there.

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