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

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Partitioning scheme for a virtual machine host

I am planning to use an Ubuntu Server 12.04 with KVM to create 2 virtual machines. Reading some docs on the net, I have found that a good approach is to use LVM based VM, so my idea is to have: 1 ...
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How to find all disks & their size before using them?

I need to know the following information, before using the harddisk to create logical volumes or database.. Any perl modules or snippet would be of great help. how many hard disks are presented to ...
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# of reads/writes for LVM vs. “regular” partitioning?

I am going to be installing linux to a USB flash drive (an actual install, not a "live usb"). I need it to be completely portable, so I can't realistically have the high-access partitions (swap, var, ...
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Resize a Physical Volume, resize2fs won't work with it

I need to resize my PV so that I could make room for a new partition, /dev/sda7 --> belongs to Volume Group: vg0 vg0 has 23g free space not allocated, so I tried pvresize ...
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How to decrease the size of a logical volume/fs aix?

oslevel -s 6100-03-03-0943 IF I have a Logical Volume that I need to shrink, then how can I do it? [there could be several FileSystems on it...]. What is the process?
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How to Mirror one more disk on existing filesystem

In my test machine I can see the filesystem list using bdf commands. $bdf Filesystem kbytes used avail %used Mounted on /dev/vg00/lvol3 58916864 6242747 49386840 11% / ...
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Device names for logical volumes

Consider this: # fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 298.9 GB, 298999349248 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36351 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot ...
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Resizing a Logical Volume holding a live virt guest

I've got a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga). That I'm running four virtual guests on. In /dev/VolGroup01 I have the following partitions xenvm01 xenvm02 xenvm03 Then I have ...
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Duplicate UUID's for Physical Volumes But PV's aren't in a Volume Group

I have some dead/stale/non existent logical volumes without group pvs said File descriptor 3 (pipe:[306492]) leaked on pvs invocation. Parent PID 30844: -su Found duplicate PV ...
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Physical volumes, logical volumes, superblocks gone… how to boot?

A story fairly similar to this one happened to me yesterday. Update: My only hard drive /dev/sda was originally partitioned this way: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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resize root volume with lvextend insufficent space error

My root partition is running out of space, so I'm trying to extend/resize it. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/u64-root 19G 18G 823M 96% / none ...
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Removing /home LVM and merging in to /

[root@host.com ~]# pvdisplay -s Device "/dev/sda2" has a capacity of 0 [root@host.com ~]# vgdisplay -s ...
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Built new kernel, LVM won't mount from initrd

I need to upgrade my kernel on a RHEL 5 system to build with some experimental drivers. I have configured the kernel with module loading for LVM (dm_* modules). Once the initrd runs the /init ...
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Multipath to a logical volume in a staging VM

How do I configure multipath in testing VM (purpose is purely academical)? I made new logical volume, modified multipath.conf to be as follows: defaults { udev_dir /dev ...
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Restore formated Partition Table on LVM Physical

I have a machine (guest VM running CentOS 6.5) with 2 disks. Main OS on sda and then a 2TB LVM on the second sdc. I added 2 more 2TB disks to the machine and was going through the process of ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we create lvm volume group with mapped device?

I can create a lvm volume group with a loop device. But if I use dmsetup to map the loop device into several devices, then I can't create a lvm group with /dev/dm-. Why is it not possible to create ...
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HPUX: changing LVM paths or disk device names

Our installed HPUX system has a VG called "vg00" whose data was stored in partition "/dev/dsk/c3t5d0s2" Now that disk failed and we have an exact copy of that disk. However when we use the new disk, ...
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How to add RAID5 to existing crypto-LVM?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy and let the installer guide partition the disk using a whole partition with encryption (LVM). Later on I've added four disks and setup RAID5 on them (using mdadm). ...
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Debian doesn't boot anymore

I use Debian Wheezy. Yesterday I added a new HDD to the system and expanded the LVM using the system-config-lvm gui-tool. I have a logical LVM group for root, /, and one for home, /home. I also ...
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When should I create a new volume group instead of a new logical volume?

I currently have 3x1TB physical volumes in a VG and a LV that spans the entire capacity of the VG. This LV is meant to store specific files. Now I have another 2TB drive that I want to use LVM with. ...
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How to resize root Volume Group

How Can I reduce size of root volume group? /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 I just have SSH access to Linux host.
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How to extend second CentOS 5 partition in VMware

I know this question has already been answered for a primary partition, but what about a secondary? I have extended the space to 30G in VMware. When I perform an fdisk -l, here's the output: Disk ...
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How do I attach my LVM RAID's to a new Ubuntu install?

I have an Ubuntu 9 Desktop system that I mainly use as a media server. I have a 2TB RAID5 and a 500GB RAID1, both using LVM. The OS drive is a 4GB CompactFlash card which has finally run out of space. ...
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Booting Gentoo on LVM inside LUKS with gpg encrypted keyfile

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LVM logical volume inside LUKS container encrypted with key file encrypted by GPG with passphrase. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to boot. I'm building the ...
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LVM issues and questions

I've got a NAS configured with LVM where one of the volumes is giving errors like this: vgscan reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... /dev/ElkhornC7VG1/idisk5: read failed ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...
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Mounting synology disks in ubuntu

I have some files on synology disk that I would like to recover with extundelete. I have mounted the raid1 setup. So on the disk is two raid storages (md2 and md3) and they are connected to one with ...
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External drive EFI bootloader with Debian 7.7 Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Debian 7.7 on a removable drive with an encrypted LVM from DVD-1 with a self contained EFI bootloader like the one the DVD uses - that is, the computer's HDD should be ...
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broken fs after removing disk from LVM group

I messed up a bit and I am trying to find the best way to recover. A few days ago, 1 of the physical disk of my lvm setup started to show sign of failure (I/O errors) so I decided to move it to ...
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Does the debian setup with lvm also encrypt the swap partition?

I'm planning a fresh debian install on my notebook and want to have full disk encryption. But I mainly hibernate, which is why I want my swap to be encrypted as well. During the graphical expert ...
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lvmetad hangs on startup

I got a machine running archlinux that have a problem on boot. It hangs for 90s waiting for pvscan on block devices, and then give up. (actually, the pvscan process are still stuck ,and any lvm ...
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Is there a distribution with an installer that can automatically do LVM over LUKS with everything aligned as needed?

http://www.void.gr/kargig/blog/2012/01/11/linux-ssd-partition-alignment-tips/ talks about aligning SSD partitions and LVM physical volumes. ...
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Fix LVM physical volume definition after removing /dev/sdb

Recently I set up LVM partition with an new disc /dev/sdc. I created the LVM with the following commands: pvcreate /dev/sdc vgcreate data /dev/sdc mkfs.ext4 /dev/data/srv tune2fs -m 0 ...
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How to restore /sysroot on Fedora 20

I can't boot my Fedora 20 system as usual. Upon boot I get the message Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue. journalctl reveals the following: systemd[1]: Starting Switch Root... ...
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LVM not coming up after reboot, couldn't find device with uuid

Had a VM that was, up until recently working without issue, but needed to be rebooted after some configuration changes. However after rebooting the VM didn't come back up, saying it couldn't find the ...
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Converting RAID partitions to LVM

I have a 3TB HDD. of type RAID 5. I want to convert it to LVM. How can I do this without data loss and without needing for installing the OS again? $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How to reduce LVM size and increase one exsiting partition space

I want to increase 7 GB space in one of my existing partitions (/dev/xvde1), and reduce an LVM partition 7 GB (/dev/mapper/vg--home-lv--home). My total disk size is 40 GB. Detail of partitions is as ...
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what is the “System ID” of a LVM volume group

On my system, where I use LVM2, I have several volume groups. When I run sudo vgdisplay, I see that all of them have an empty System ID field. What is that field for? Is that correct to have it empty ...
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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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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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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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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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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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benchmarking ftp in 3 methods of virtualization

My Bachelor Final Project is about benchmarking visualization methods with ftp, web and mysql services: installing Debian on xen (para-visualization) kvm and lxc with equal resources config (equal ...
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Can't see my ssd drive when booting using grub on a usb pen

I installed debian on my laptop and everything was fine (I may need to mention that I'm using LVM) until I reached the grub point. Since I have a GPT partition he refuses to install properly. I ...
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Reasons for choosing primary over logical partitions [duplicate]

I guess anyone knows the benefits of logical volumes. But are there any reasons why I should choose primary partitions if I can?