[mythtv-users] OT: Best way to migrate to new hard drive?

Tim Tait t.tait at comcast.net
Fri Jun 11 11:45:57 EDT 2004

Steve Frank wrote:

>What's the best way to move my MythTV box from a dying hard drive to a
>new one?
>Before you answer, understand I'm using LVM in this case for my
>recordings partition (everything else is currently ext3 on plain
>Symantec Ghost is an option up until LVM enters the picture. I've looked
>at Mondo Rescue (http://www.mondorescue.org/index.html),  PartImage
>(http://www.partimage.org/), and g4u (http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/).  
>Mondo Rescue comes close because it supports LVM, but not in a
>disc-to-disc fashion.  It's more geared up for doing a rescue CD or up
>to the network.  G4u doesn't care about the filesystem, but it's mostly
>for moving from the same geometry, rather than resize, and in this
>process I'm putting in a larger drive. Partimage doesn't seem to mention
>much about LVM, so I'm a little confused there.
>I may just remove the LVM partition entirely and recreate it.
>I'm not a LVM guru. Fedora Core set it up nicely, and it allowed me to
>span to a second drive to get a really big store for Myth.  I was able
>to get that drive removed after archiving off some old recordings so
>this process could be simplified down to one drive.
>I'm guessing some of you gurus in MythTV-users have done this sort of
>thing before?
>- Steve
I never tried this, but in theory LVM will let you add a new PV (disk 
partition) to your existing VG, then you can tell it to move the data 
within the VG (or is LV?)  onto a particular PV of that VG. Then simply 
remove the old PV from the VG. 

Not sure if that helps.


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