Logical Volume Management provides storage abstraction, a generalization of disk partitioning.

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Using LVM with SSD and SATA drives

I saw in this question that it is possible to place both a SSD and a standard SATA hard drive into a single LVM volume group (VG). How does this affect performance? Is there a way to force the OS ...
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Replace hard drive in ubuntu

I know variants of this question have been asked before, but I couldn't find a specific answer to my situation. So here goes: Running ubuntu server 12.04 with the os on a separate drive and two 1,5 ...
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LVM Snapshot without copy-on-write

I've been experimenting with LVM and how I can use it for managing data on my NFS server. With everything that I've read about snapshots, I am still unsure about how they perform in real life. Why ...
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KVM linux guest, 2nd HDD, LVM partition or whole disk

I've got a RAID 10 arrays on a couple of KVM host machines. The RAID 10 array is one big VG. I usually create a small LV for guest disk image storage then the rest of the VG I carve out as LVs to add ...
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Unable to close a Luks partition

For backup purposes, I have "snapshotted" a LVM partition. This partition was crypted so I have opened this Luks partition (snapshot) in order to do my backup. The problem is that I have forgotten to ...
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Adding a second hard disk CentOS

I'm running CentOS on my VMware server console, and I want to know how to make a second virtual hard disk on which I can expand the size of the primary logical volume AND and a third to hold two ...
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Debian Squeeze RAID 5 Install?

I have a box with four Hard Drives on it. I am going to install Debian Squeeze (I know it's old... I have to) on it. I want to be able to treat the the four Hard Drives as a single Harddrive. Durringt ...
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Why is df -h size, util and dispo not corresponding to each other

When I'm using the command "df -h" I'm having the following output : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 20G 9,4G 8,8G 52% / devtmpfs ...
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Grow LVM RAID10?

RHEL LVM has supported RAID4/5/6 as of 6.3 and RAID10 as of 6.4. It's well-known that mdadm won't let you --grow raid10, my question is whether this is a limitation of LVM RAID10 too? If it is ...
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targeting a specific block with e2fsck to shorten wait

Recently had a LVM'd CentOS 6.5 install get accidentally cold-shutdown. On bootup, it says that the home partition need fscking: /dev/mapper/vg_myserver-lv_home: Block bitmap for group 3072 is not ...
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How can we resize the LVM in Fedora 17?

I was trying to install Backtrack along with Fedora 17. While installing the BT I found there was no free space in my system. When I checked the FS in Fedora, all my space in HDD is used as LVM.
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Verify that partition is encrypted

I just installed Debian and as far as I can remember I encrypted my home-partition using LVM. During the boot process I haven't been asked to enter the password. Is there any way to check whether ...
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Optimization for an SSD?

I am running Fedora 20 on a Laptop ( Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro ) with an SSD. My filesystem is LVM with ext4 as the format option. I am now running Fedora as the only OS on the system with Legacy BIOS ...
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Software RAID 10 + LVM on mixed drives, sector alignment?

I have 4 2.5" 7.2k drives lying about and I'd like to build some RAID arrays for a bit of VM storage on my KVM lab box. There are 2x 320GB drives and 2x 500GB drives. I'm looking to create a RAID 10 ...
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How do I see what logical volumes are on a physical volume?

I have a volume group composed of dissimilar drives - an HDD and an SSD. I'd like certain LVs to live on the SSD. I can suggest this to lvcreate when creating new LVs, and I can move things around ...
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Resize Disk on Linux

df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_cloud-lv_root 51606140 9985252 38999448 21% / tmpfs 515252 0 ...
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What is the proper way to shrink a LVM partition?

I want to shrink a Linux LVM partition from 200GB to 150GB. A test is carried out with the following steps: Shrink a file system in a logical volume with reszie2fs Shrink the logical volume with ...
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Is there any way to do a CentOS minimal install without LVM / ext4?

I'm trying to benchmark the disk throughput of a base CentOS install on my lab XenServer setup, and am installing from the CentOS 6.4 minimal CD. However, the install ISO boots into a text-mode ...
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Decrypt second encrypted LVM during headless server boot?

I've followed this question https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/5017/ssh-to-decrypt-encrypted-lvm-during-headless-server-boot and successfully remotely decrypted my root drive. However, I have a ...
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How does LVM find drives after setup

I want to move all my 14.5 TB of media drives (not OS) to a combined LVM file system due to constant problems arranging things to fit into multiple smaller file systems. My question is if after setup ...
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CentOS can't use new extented space on system disc

I have CentOS installed in my VirtualBox and there was small HDD for the system itself(about 8-9GB). After some time of using this, this virtual disc got full and I couldn't install updates so I ...
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Why my encrypted LVM volume (LUKS device) won't mount at boot time?

I'm trying to setup an encrypted volume following this guide Everything is setup but mounting the encrypted volume fails at boot-time with the error: fsck.ext4: No such file or directory while ...
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LVM RAID 1 for root [closed]

I have LVM RAID 1 (not mdadm RAID 1, but exactly LVM2 RAID 1) for my root partition. I would like to make my system boot without either of the HDDs where the underlying PVs of the root LVM partition ...
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GPT + BIOS legacy + LVM - how to make right GRUB partition

I'm preparing to install Arch Linux on my netbook (Samsung N130). I want to use GUID Partition Table. I have BIOS (not UEFI) on my motherboard. I want also to use LVM. On Arch Linux Wiki, I've red ...
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dm snapshot - how does it work?

Fedora uses dm-snapshot for making the root filesystem read-write. At least for me, when running a livecd (even without touching it), it will become unusable relatively quickly meaning it has ...
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SSD as a read cache for FREQUENTLY read data

I'm looking for ways to make use of an SSD to speed up my system. In “Linux equivalent to ReadyBoost?” (and the research that triggered for me) I've learned about bcache, dm-cache and EnhanceIO. All ...
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Extending/resizing Fedora Guest-OS root-drive in VirtualBox

I hope you can help me with that: My VirtualBox Guest-OS (Fedora 19) told me, that there is not enough free disk-space availabe, so I first increased the .vdi-file by using the Windows-Commandline: ...
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Arch GRUB asking for /run/lvm/lvmetad.socket on a non lvm disk

I am running this script based on the ArchWiki setup procedure. It fails on the GRUB configuration step I am using the archlinux-2013.12.01-dual.iso inside VMware Player with 1 GB ram, sda is 810 ...
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How do I recover an ext4 volume overwritten by an LVM logical volume?

I was running an Ubuntu desktop. The OS was installed on a SSD. I had two additional drives formatted ext4 and mounted on /storage (1TB) and /storage-bak (1.5TB). I installed Centos over Ubuntu on ...
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How can I find out the free space on an LVM PV in human readable format?

I'm looking for a way I can get the free space on an LVM physical volume without having to use a calculator. I know the pvdisplay command will show me the size of a PE size as well as the free PE, ...
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Unmount external drive with LVM2 Physical Volume on it

I've got my Ubuntu 13.04 install backed up to my external hard drive using deja-dup. I formatted the drive with lvm so I could use the rest of the drive for external storage while having the resize ...
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How do i extend a partition with a LVM and the contained physical volume and logical volume?

On my 240 GB SSD i had at first two partitions, one containing the Logical Volume with Linux Mint and the other had contained a NTFS partition to share with Windows. Now i removed the NTFS partition ...
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I/O errors on Linux LVM

I have a CentOS 6 box with LVM setup and one of the PVs is a USB disk (I know). One of them is getting the error: Oct 30 10:57:07 alpha01 kernel: lost page write due to I/O error on dm-3 Oct 30 ...
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Cannot mount filesystem under luks. Device does not exist

I made one big luks device and re-used it on my debian install, then i ran into some boot problems and i need to acess the filesystem. The problem is, i decrypt the luks device and when i try to ...
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No Space left on device - Debian

when Im new to linux and try to run this below code apt-get -f install getting below error: Checking the available space df Tho output How to increase the available space in /usr path?
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bootloader configuration with GPT, RAID1, and LVM

Using the GUID Partition Table and RAID 1, the bootloader (syslinux or GRUB) is not able to boot into the machine, which was installed with Arch Linux. First off, there are two drives identical ...
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Restored VG has shifted volumes

I'm recovering a PV on a mdadm RAID 1 with a single VG containing several LVs. The underlying devices have several bad sectors (one just a few, the other really much) and a silly typo made it ...
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when is it safe to remove `/dev/.tmp-block-*` files

i'm currently experimenting with temporary lvm-snapshots (that is: create a snapshot of an LV, do something with the snapshot (e.g. run a backup), then destroy the snapshot. something along the lines: ...
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LVM hangs while trying to create my root device node

Followup to How can I check for bad blocks on an LVM physical volume? The title mostly sums it up. Basically, I have a box partitioned with a regular /boot partition and then an LVM physical volume ...
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Should I use LVM or not? [duplicate]

I'm installing Debian 7.1 "for fun" in a VMware virtual machine. During the installation, I have to make a choice regarding the disk partitions. Partitioning method: Guided - use entire disk ...
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What steps can I use to recover a RAID 1 array with LVM and EXT3 on it?

Someone handed me a drive that used to be part of a RAID 1 (mirror) array. The drive apparently has LVM (1?) on it and EXT3 (I believe). What steps can I take to regain access to this drive? ...
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Have to run partprobe at every boot

I created an LVM logical volume. I partitioned it manually. I ran partprobe. I found the new device in /dev/mapper, then I mounted it where I needed it. Everything works. ...except on reboot, ...
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Why is LVM metadata backed up to /etc/lvm and not /boot?

Recent question I saw got me thinking on this particular point: If bootloader restrictions usually cause /boot to be outside LVM, why isn't this the target of LVM metadata backups? Putting it ...
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LVM issue with VM - Physical disk not present

Am trying to troubleshoot an issue that has arisen during a DR test and admit from the outset that LVMs are not my forte. We have a RHEL6 VM running on ESXi 5.1. We are using a LUN to LUN ...
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How can I check for bad blocks on an LVM physical volume?

When you're using ext4, you can check for badblocks with the command e2fsck -c /dev/sda1 # or whatever. This will "blacklist" the blocks by adding them to the bad block inode. What is the equivalent ...
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mdadm with overlaying lvm - remove a hard drive

This is a hypothetical question, I'm just evaluating in which way I should configure my hard drives for my home-server and for that I need to know this: Let's say I have a Raid5 configured with mdadm ...
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Resizing root partition in LVM broke Grub

I'm using Debian Wheezy hosted on W7 in Virtualbox. I needed to enlarge root partition then added a new virtual disk to virtual machine. Doing the steps mentioned below brings me to grub prompt. I: ...
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How to create LV

I want to create some LV in my VG I have this: LV Name /dev/vg_appli/lv_grt LV Size 10,00 GB LV Name /dev/vg_appli/lv_sap LV Size ...
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What does this lvcreate call do?

Could someone explain this line: lvcreate -l 128 vg_appli -n lv_cmp I think 128 is the size, but what is it doing as a whole?
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Errors when booting with encrypted LVM

When I boot my computer and I have to enter the password of the encrypted lvm, there are always a bunch of annyoing messages like: "usb string descriptor 0 read error: -22". How can I fix that? my ...