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How to retain LVM during P2V

Posted on 2010-09-10
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I have several Linux Boxes that I have been asked to convert P2V. My linux admins are not happy that the LVM does copy over using the live P2V conversion. Any ideas on how I can fix this or what I can do to retain this during the P2V process?
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Converter does not support creating LVM on the target during live Linux conversion.

You can try using Converter coldclone CD, but you will need to reconfigure the target VM by yourself since cold clone does not suport reconfig Linux system. By reconfig I mean installing bootloader, patching initrd to have the right disk drivers, patching fstab etc.

Have a look here
http://technodrone.blogspot.com/2009/01/converting-linux-virtual-machine-with.html

In this case you can build a new VM with the same distro version with a temporally new name and new IP.

Then use rysnc (or nc) to transfer all the filesystem (exept /boot, /etc and of course /proc, /dev and other pseudo fs).

Finally copy old /etc/ in a new temporally location on the new VM and copy into this location the news fstab, modules (modprobe.conf or modules.conf, udev or similar), the new bootloader conf file (if is /etc) and then I swap the etc dirs and reboot the VM.

hope it help.
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