I have a VPS (based on KVM, not sure which storage technology) for about two years now. It's mainly a learning machine, a utility proxy, or a seldom-used VPN gate, or whatever--no real work, no problem with downtime for few days.
So after I purchased it two years ago, I partitioned it using LVM with result like this:
- one 10GiB physical disk
- two partitions: /boot and LVM, together eating 100% of the disk space
- on the LVM partition, several "normal" partitions like /, swap and /home
Now I have purchased additional space from the ISP. They did their magic so after reboot, there is another 10GiB of unpartitioned space.
I'm not exactly sure what is the correct next step. What I did in hope I'll see what are my options is that I went and booted into a SysResCD , but the GParted version provided does not support LVM. (New SysResCD shipped with GParted, with LVM support, already exists.)
Anyway, since I hear that LVM is supposed to make things easier, I suspect that this is not the correct way in the first place. (Actually I even suspect that using LVM within KVM might have been crazy idea in the first place, since well, at this moment, it might well looks like: partitions in LVM in KVM in another LVM on a set of physical disk in RAID...)
So what to do next: should I ask ISP to provide new SysResCD and continue what I started? Or is it easier now to simply move everything out of the LVM and fix the installation?