Is it possible to remove LVM from an existing Linux server without data loss? For some reasons I prefer to manage the disks with gparted and I need to increase the partition size.
I read a lot about LVM and at the end I decided to stay with gparted. I feel more confident with it and using a virtualized environment (VMware based) I don’t need the LVM layer. Unfortunately a previous server was formatted with LVM and below there is the partition table. I can go offline so my thought was to recreate the same linux server and copy all file using rsync. Is there another way?
faser@bacardi:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 85.9 GB, 85899345920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10443 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000b665f Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 32 248832 83 Linux Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda2 32 10444 83634177 5 Extended /dev/sda5 32 10444 83634176 8e Linux LVM root@bacardi:~# mount /dev/mapper/mojito-root on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro) /dev/sda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)