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Xen: How to Convert An Image-Based Guest To An LVM-Based Guest

Apr 21, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Also, LVM-based guests are easier to back up (using LVM snapshots).

"2 Converting The Images To LVM

"Before we convert the images, we must shut down the guest:

xm shutdown xen1.example.com

"Then we create logical volumes of the same size as the disk images, e.g. as follows:

lvcreate -L4G -n xen1_root vg0
lvcreate -L256M -n xen1_swap vg0

"This creates the logical volumes /dev/vg0/xen1_root (4GB) and /dev/vg0/xen1_swap (256MB):

lvdisplay"

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