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Re: [opensuse] How to convert from normal ext3 to lvm setup
  • From: Anders Johansson <ajohansson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 15:07:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <200901251507.53179.ajohansson@xxxxxxx>
On Sunday 25 January 2009 14:11:18 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?

There is no in-place conversion possible I'm afraid. You have to back up your
data, and create the physical and logical volumes, create a new file system on
top, and restore your backup onto it

Anders
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