Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:26 PM, Simon Ironside <sironside at caffetine.org> wrote: > On 19/03/14 19:59, Aaron Clausen wrote: > >> I would like the ability to grab an LVM image of a guest partition for >> backup, but want to do so without the metadata (in case I need to >> restore the guest on a stand-alone server without DRBD). Is there a >> way via dd or some other tool to extract just the virtual drive and >> not DRBD's metadata? > > > My solution is not to worry about it. The DRBD metadata is at the end of the > LV so its presence will do no harm at all should you wish to restore it to a > server without DRBD and boot your VM directly off the LV. > > If it really bothers you, you could limit dd to copy only the size of the > DRBD partition rather than the whole LVM LV. You can get the size of the > DRBD partition in bytes using something like: > > blockdev --getsize64 <drbd_device> > > It will be a little bit smaller than the backing device. Oh okay! I was under the impression the metadata was BEFORE the partition. If it's after, then I don't really have anything to worry about it at all. I can grab an LVM backup and happily fire it up. Thanks very much! -- Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com