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Old 12-30-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
majcurtis
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I'm in a bit of a jam having botched my /var relocation project...


My first foray into virtualization yielded fruit two days ago. I stood up a 30G image based qemu running Ubuntu svr 12.04 and newznab. Newznab has been rather frisky and had nearly consumed my mere 30GB image file so I started searching for solutions. I settled on a two step process:
1. Move /var to a Logical Volume (LV) on a Volume Group (VG) on seperate drives so that i would have much more room available to increase the aforementioned image size.
2. Resize the image to make room for resizing in the virtual machine(VM).

The hiccup: All my shinanigans were accomplished with the use of the system disk in rescue mode with a command prompt only. When i created the LV i used an M where it should have been a G. The following mv /mnt/sda2/var /mnt/varlv yielded alot of "no space left on device" errors. (in my defense, i intended to recreate /var as a mount point for the relocated contents) Now i have my /var spread all over the place.

I did a lvextend -L200G /dev/datavg/varlv and resized the ext3 files system... ok, here's the newbie question: How do i merge the folders /mnt/sda2/var and /mnt/varlv considering that i have a limited set of tools available (no rsync)?

Normally i would just do a re-install, but the last install started a day or two before xmas and it was ugly. (server inst / virtualization setup / create VM / load config newsnab / tweak all the settings to populate data, etc...) I would like to save this puppy if i can.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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You have rsync, just on the broken install. Run it directly from that bin directory after you mount it.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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I .. err... fixed it. I'm off to the virtualization thread to ask about how to create a vm with adequate size up front.
 
  


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