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

Frank Thommen f.thommen at dkfz-heidelberg.de
Sat Jan 18 20:54:36 CET 2020


Thanks Gianni,

that worked just fine.  I've now created a regular LVM LV instead, 
formatted and mounted it and configured it as "dir" storage.

frank


On 16.01.20 21:19, Gianni Milo wrote:
> 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
> commands.
> You can then "convert" it to thick lvm and re-add it in the config file...
> 
> Gianni
> 
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 18:26, Frank Thommen <f.thommen at dkfz-heidelberg.de>
> wrote:
> 
>> 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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