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Is it possible to rearrange data of a LV from one PV to another?

I have a set of LVs and VGs, the layouts looks like below: PVs: pv1, pv2, pv3, pv4... VGs: VG1(pv1, pv2), VG2(pv3, pv4) LVS: LV1(vg1), LV2(vg2) The data on LV1 expanded to both PVs of VG1. But ...
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Can't mount logical volumen ACTIVE already mounted or /mnt busy

Scenario Proxmox 3 System up over net rescue system (also try up with normal disk) /dev/sdb disk missing LVM only show LVM Logical over disk sdb --- Logical volume --- LV Path ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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How can I shrink a Logical Volume, and re-allocate the freed space into a new partition on the same drive?

I have a drive, sda. It has two partitions: sda1: /boot sda2: LVM managed in Volume Group volgrp01 volgrp01 contains the following Logical Volumes: lv_root (30 GB) lv_swap (8 GB) lv_scratch (430 ...
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LVM Unable to remove physical volume

Aim: To remove the physical volume from the LVM in order to reformat it. LVM Setup: 1x 2TB HDD 1x 3TB HDD Problem: When trying to pvmove, I get an error saying "No extents available for allocation" ...
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System cannot find LVM physical volumes, but rescue disk can

I have an old AMD box that I use mostly for experimenting stuff, and it runs Debian unstable. Yesterday I had to turn it off, and after that it wouldn't boot again. I have a couple of kernels ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint 15 installed entirely in LVM. Where should grub 2.0 boot loader go?

I'm attempting to install Linux Mint 15 entirely within LVM (in four separate LVM logical volumes: / /boot /home swap I've set up the LVM configuration by booting into the Mint 15 Live environment ...
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How do LVM Snapshots work on the PE level?

How do LVM Snapshots work on the PE level? What is stored where? What data is lost when the snapshot runs out of COW space? (description + explanation below) I was experimenting with LVM and ...
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Mounting LVM2 volume with XFS filesystem

Unfortunately I'm not able to access the data on my NAS anymore. I can't figure out why this is the case as I haven't changed anything. So I plugged one of the harddisks in my computer to access the ...
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Migrating away from LVM

I have an Ubuntu home media server setup with 4.5TB split across a few hard-drives (1x3TB, 2x1TB) and I'm using LVM2 to manage the volumes. I have recently added a 60GB SSD to my server, and I wish to ...
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How to add unallocated space to a logical volume? using LVM

This is how my 2 TB (GPT) hard disk looks like sda1 1 MiB Bios_boot sda2 1024 GB LVM --- vg1 1024 GB --- lv1 24 GB ext4 lv2 1000 GB ext4 800 GB ...
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LVM2: Where is the volume backup file documented?

I need to know the units of the various numbers present in the LVM .../backup/vg_XXXX file - the one that contains the detailed lvm structure for a disk. Where can I find documentation (info, man ...
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LVM - Zero out empty space in a Volume Group

How do I zero out the empty space in a volume group? I've got a Virtual Machine contained in a Logical Volume. This logical volume itself contains sda1 for boot partition and sda2 as physical volume ...
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Booting windows (any version) from an LVM volume

I'd like to know if any versions of Windows are able to boot from an LVM logical volume, with or without third party extension software.
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How can I copy an LVM configuaration to another machine?

I inherited a machine that's set up with 3 disks, managed by LVM (v 2.02.46-RHEL5). I just got a new box with the same hardware configuration, and would like to clone the disk setup by copying an LVM ...
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Is there a simple way to move/copy a logical volume from one volume group to another? (LVM2)

I'm rearranging a bunch of disks on my server at home and I find myself in the position of wanting to move a bunch of LVM logical volumes to another volume group. Is there a simple way to do this? I ...
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mdadm volume works, but won't assemble/mount on startup?

I have an mdadm/lvm2 volume with 4 HDs that I created in Ubuntu 10.04. I just upgraded the computer to Ubuntu 10.10. I redid the mdadm commands to get volume up and running, did mdadm --detail --scan ...
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Gentoo Linux -> Ubuntu: Can I Preserve My LVM/RAID Devices, Or Do I Need To Reformat?

I've got a Gentoo box that I'm interested in switching over to an Ubuntu box. I currently have the partitions laid out using a mixture of RAID (mdadm) and LVM2, as specified in this document [1]. ...