Idea ID 1675718
Partitions are less and less used by Linux administrators. It is indeed a blocking point when you want to dynamically enlarge a hard disk. All operations to enlarge a hard disk can be done hot under Linux. Except for the modification of the partition table, which requires a reboot or unmounting of all partitions on the disk.
This is why many Linux administrators no longer use Linux partitions.
Developers have also joined this logic, since modern filesystems such as ZFS or BTRFS no longer require a partition.
I just think that this feature requires very little development and that it would be constructive to add it.
In the meantime I do my GRE restoration by hand (a sign that this is perfectly possible) with the following procedure:
cd /GRE/LUN_NAME/VMNAME losetup /dev/loop1 VMNAME_1-flat.vmdk vgimportclone -n VMNAME /dev/loop1 lvscan lvchange -ay /dev/VMNAME/lvroot mkdir lvroot mount /dev/VMNAME/lvroot lvroot
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