[DRBD-user] Convert a windows partition to drbd

Felix Frank ff at mpexnet.de
Mon Jul 11 12:07:30 CEST 2011

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On 07/11/2011 11:01 AM, Cristian Mammoli - Apra Sistemi wrote:
> On 07/11/2011 10:43 AM, jm130794 wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a Xenified Windows XP system stored on a LVM partition. I want to
>> move this on a new drbd partition. What's the procedure ?
> Well, create an lvm on the drbd partition with the same size of the
> original and "dd" from the source to the destination device.

Even simpler: Stop the VM, enlarge your LV to make room for the
metadata, configure DRBD to use the LV as backing device, create-md,
bring up the DRBD and tell your VM to use /dev/drbdX instead of


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