The P2V migration or V2P migration of the machines with LVM can be performed only if the backup was created using the agent installed inside the virtual machine (or on physical machine) and the restore operation should be performed using Acronis Bootable Media.
If a machine has LVM volumes, keep in mind the following limitations for restoring to a different platform:
- Backup of the machine must be created using the agent installed inside the virtual machine (not via Agent for Hyper-V/VMware) or by an agent installed on physical machine.
- Restore operation should be performed using Acronis Bootable Media.
Other limitations for machines with LVM:
- If a backed up machine contains LVM volumes, and you use the Run as VM option to perform a cross-platform conversion to a virtual machine (i.e. you want to run a backup of physical machine as a VM, or run a backup of a VMware VM as Hyper-V VM or vice versa), the resulting VM will not work
- If you recover the backup of a physical machine with LVM by selecting Recover to : Virtual Machine (i.e. recovery via Agent for Hyper-V/VMware) , the resulting VM will not work
Perform the recovery using Acronis Bootable Media:
- Boot the target machine using Acronis Bootable Media (for information about how to create bootable media,see product documentation)
- Check that the Linux volume representation is used: you can change it via Tools -> Change volume representation if needed;
- Start the Recover wizard and select the backup from which you want to recover the data, then select the disks to restore
- To re-build the LVM structure, ensure that the number of the target machine disks and each disk capacity are equal to or exceed those of the original machine, and then click Apply RAID/LVM.
- Proceed with the recovery. After the recovery operation finished, apply Acronis Universal Restore to fix the machine bootability
Acronis is working on improving support for cross-platform migration of machines with LVM in future versions of the product.