[Rear-users] Recovery to a smaller disk

Marcella.Voigtlaender at o2.com Marcella.Voigtlaender at o2.com
Thu Aug 11 09:13:05 CEST 2011


Hi Jeroen,

I did try USE_LAYOUT=y, but that did not change anything. I am using Version 1.9 btw. I did try the snapshot, but that did not run on my machine.

Regards
Marcella

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Jeroen Hoekx [mailto:jeroen.hoekx at hamok.be]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 10. August 2011 12:18
> An: Discussions about Relax & Recover
> Betreff: Re: [Rear-users] Recovery to a smaller disk
>
>
> Hello Marcella,
>
> On 10 August 2011 11:31,  <Marcella.Voigtlaender at o2.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am trying a P2V of a Redhat 5.5. using rear. The problem
> is that the
> > disk in my virtual machine is smaller than the original
> harddisk. When
> > I try a 'rear recover' the message is: "Warning: A disk
> mapping file
> > shas been found. But the size of /dev/sda ist too small for the
> > contents of /dev/cciss/c0d0." I have got about 8 GB of
> data, and the
> > virtual disk is 30 GB, it should fit. Am I missing something ? Is
> > there a way around this issue ?
>
> Did you try with USE_LAYOUT=y in your local.conf?
>
> That option, now enabled by default in the snapshots, should
> provide you with some way to do it. It guides you through the
> layout creation process if any anomalies are detected. It
> currently resizes partitions used by LVM and software raid.
> It does not currently resize normal partitions, but that is
> open for discussion.
>
> Greetings,
>
> Jeroen
>
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