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Using DD to copy lvols

pa8700
Regular Advisor

Using DD to copy lvols

I need to migrate the data of an lvol to a new Lvol ina different VG. Wether I can use DD better than cp and all. wether i can use lvol or rlvol is must for DD.
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R.K. #
Honored Contributor

Re: Using DD to copy lvols

Hello,

Mirror it and then reduce or split it.
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Using DD to copy lvols

>>migrate the data of an lvol to a new Lvol ina different VG.

>>>Mirror it and then reduce or split it.

You can't mirror across VGs.

What kind of data are you migrating? Database? Regular files? Application?

How much data?

How often is it used?
Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Using DD to copy lvols

Hi

Here is one person who did it. Note the bs=1024.

Sounds like it takes a lot longer than with a cp -p -r between file systems.

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1265389337405+28353475&threadId=454369
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WayneHP
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using DD to copy lvols


tar cf - * | ( cd /target; tar xfp -)
is faster than copy for sure.

but I would perfer the safety of rsync


Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Using DD to copy lvols

hi,

we migrated the DMX2000 ==> hitachi USP-V ( XP24000) with the dd command and extending of LVOL-s without any problem.

mikap