[PVE-User] How to get rid of default thin-provisioned default LV "data"?

Gianni Milo gianni.milo22 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 21:19:48 CET 2020

This should be a case of removing (or comment out) its corresponding entry
in /etc/pve/storage.cfg and then removing it by using the usual lvm
You can then "convert" it to thick lvm and re-add it in the config file...


On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 18:26, Frank Thommen <f.thommen at dkfz-heidelberg.de>

> Dear all,
> when installing PVE on our servers with 1 TB boot disk, the installer
> creates regular /root and swap LVs (ca. 100 GB in total) and the rest of
> the disk (800 GB) is used for a thin-provisioned LV named "data".
> Personally I don't like thin-provisioning and would like to get rid of
> it and have a "regular" LV instead.  However I couldn't find a way to
> achieve this through the gui (PVE 6.1-3).
> Did I miss some gui functionality or is it ok to remove the LV with
> regular lvm commands?  Will I break something if I remove it?  No
> VM/container has been installed so far.  The hypervisors are freshly
> installed and they contain additional several internal disks which we
> plan to use for local storage/Ceph.
> Cheers
> frank
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