I have an OpenFiler NAS box which I'm getting rid of and will replace with a TKL fileserver appliance.
The Openfiler box has 2 x 1.5 TB drives making up one drive using LVM where my TV shows sit.
Was wondering - what's the likelihood of plugging these straight in to the new TKL box and having them recognised?
The two physical disks make up a volume group with a single XFS volume on top which takes up the entire LVM disk space. The volume then has a few SMB shares in it.
Theres actually 3 volume groups like this on my openfiler box - one for movies, and one for a backup of my music collection, and they're all set up pretty much the same way.
Was hoping that I didn't have to do a) lose data in the transition or b) buy disks to set it all up and then have left over disks after i've migrated everything.
Couldn't reply so I've Edited:
Yes you can plug them in and have them recognised*
I followed this http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/recipemovevgtonewsys.html and it worked sweet. I didn't actually deactivate and export as I had some problems along the way - but i'll be blowing the old system away anyway. i'm not sure if there is any long term implications for the new system from me not deactivating and exporting properly.
*Unless you have a drive failure and lose your Movies Volume like I did.