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So I was thinking about taking the server down, archiving via live CD. Repartitioning to LVM w/ ext4 and then restoring the filesystem archive, and then automating future system backups via cron, and keeping a certain amount of hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly backups (ala rsnapshot). Is that doable?
I think it is doable, but might be pain in the ass, to get your os to boot again from the lvm. Not sure how that works, but I would recommend you to read grub or grub2 manuals, and lvm2 manuals ofcourse.
Installing all filesystems other than /boot on LVM is really a good idea, and it is even the default on Fedora / RHEL. Booting from LVM worked very well thanks the the initramfs which contains all userspace utilities such as LVM required to mount the root filesystem. And it allows to make consistent backups of all your filesystems using fsarchiver. That's the recommended way to use fsarchiver for regular backups in a consistent way which do not require any down time.