A compatibility volume can be converted to an EVMS volume in the following situations:
The compatibility volume has no file system (FSIM) on it.
The compatibility volume has a file system, but the file system can be shrunk (if necessary) to make room for the EVMS metadata.
This section provides a detailed explanation of how to convert compatibility volumes to EVMS volumes and provides instructions to help you complete the following task.
Follow these steps to convert a compatibility volume with the EVMS GUI:
Choose→ → .
from the list of available volumes.
my_vol in the name field.
Click thebutton to convert the volume.
Alternatively, you can perform some of the steps to convert the volume from the GUI context sensitive menu:
Continue to convert the volume beginning with step 3 of the GUI instructions.
Follow these instructions to convert a compatibility volume to an EVMS volume with the Ncurses interface:
/dev/evms/hda3 from the list
of available volumes.
my_vol when prompted for the name.
Alternatively, you can perform some of the steps to convert the volume from the context sensitive menu:
From the Volumes view, press Enter on
Activate themenu item.
Continue to convert the volume beginning with step 3 of the Ncurses instructions.
To convert a volume, use the Convert command.
The Convert command takes the name of a volume as its first argument, and
name= for what you want to name the new volume
as the second argument. To complete the example and convert a volume, type the
following command at the
convert: /dev/evms/hda3, Name=my_vol