Follow me on Twitter as mattiasgeniar. The command does not output very much information, but it should be able to find every available volume group on the system. The only issue was how to find out the name of LogVol If you are certain you want to delete the logical volume, type y. Thank you very much for this step-by-step manual!

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A Beginner’s Guide To LVM

To automatically resize the filesystem being used on the logical volume as well, pass in the –resizefs flag. After looking among dozens of related articles, I was not able to understand what to do.

Prasenjit Monday, March 14, at A header is written to storage devices to mark them as free to use as LVM components. I also doubt you are using the eszi correctly.

I had some trouble getting fdisk to create the partition properly. Thanks for this article. It is really helpful and the steps detailed. Alternatively, if you already have 4 primary paritionsyou can also choose ” Add Mohamed Monday, December 12, at Like Mark, I also needed to run e2fcsk -f before resize2fs, but besides that, you had it spot on.


CK June 29, at 1: Usually you lvvm only need a single volume group per server. David November 29, at 5: This is the best step by step instructions I have ever used that actually worked flawlesly.

If you need more detail, the pvs and pvdisplay commands are better options. It should serve as an example for many others. Vinay November 16, at 3: Rather than resizing the file system manually, you could instead use the -r option of the lvextend command which will automatically resize the file system to make use of the additional disk space.

This lcm allows for disk space upgrade with no down time, my virtual machine was not shut down or rebooted at all during this process.

Jarrod November 5, at 9: The command does not output very much information, but it should be able to find every available volume group on the system.

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This may not however be the case for you, to avoid reboot you may need to rescan your devices, you can try this with the below command. You save my work place.

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Thank you this really helped me a lot! Vitaliy Tomilov October 7, at Well explained and very easy to understand. Will you help me share it on social media?

Specify the size of the logical volume with the -L option, specify a name lvj the -n option, and pass in the volume group to allocate the space from. Review everything and click finish once you have confirmed the settings.

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Well done and thanks to the author. To shrink a logical volume, you should first back up your data. Justin January 29, at 9: Thank you for being straight and to the point.

Ram September 10, at 5: