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I want to copy a logical volume from one volume group to another on AIX. How can I do this? Is copyvg the right command?

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Is there a filesystem on the LV? If yes, you're probably best of checking rsync. I don't see how copyvg can work here. – jippie Jun 2 '12 at 10:07

In case vgmerge doesn't fit your needs, you're to create another volume of equal or bigger size in the destination VG and then simply dd from source to destination (using snapshot, as the source, if you like).

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The command you're looking for is cplv

"Copies the contents of a logical volume to a new logical volume."


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up vote -2 down vote accepted

check it is rootvg otherwise try exportvg and importvg really it works.

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exportvg : «Only a complete volume group can be exported, not individual physical volumes.» And the OP said: "copy logical volume from one volume group to another" – poige Jun 2 '12 at 10:38
It's okay to answer your own question — you don't need to (and shouldn't) create a second accoun to do that. But I'm a bit confused, as this doesn't actually seem to solve the problem you originally gave in the question. – mattdm Jun 2 '12 at 14:48

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