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

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space-efficient disk snapshots on Linux

I like the ability of VirtualBox to instantly create and restore snapshots and I was wondering, if it's possible to do similar things on the host machine. First I looked at lvm snapshots, but some ...
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How to add a dm-cache to an already existing luks setup?

I've got two physical devices, a fast SSD and a large HDD. The SSD is in VG ssd and ends up serving as mountpoint /, the HDD is in VG dump and serves as mountpoint /home. Both go through LUKS for ...
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Jessie: can't boot the kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64

I have been using Jessie for a few months now, and I had a problem booting my computer a few weeks ago. I had this error on boot: early console in decompress_kernel Decompressing Linux... Parsing ...
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“No volume groups found” after running vgdisplay

I am trying to expand my primary partition to use the extra disk space I have added in my VMWare virtual machine. I have been able to add the disk space, partition the extra space into an LVM ...
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fsck single disk from Raid 0 lvm

My NAS (Seagate Blackarmor) is refusing to connect to the network after a fsck. I assume the root filesystem (stored on flash) might have been corrupted somehow after running fsck. The setup was a ...
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how to have root partition LVM for RHEL 5.8 64 bit on AWS EC2

I am new to this and I have to create a RHEL 5.8 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in which the root partition should be a logical volume. I know how to create a data partition as a logical volume but am not ...
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How to create an /opt partition on an existing installation without loosing data?

I've shrinked my /home from 2.7TB to 100G, I've extended /root, /usr, /tmp and /var but I have been looking for a way to create an /opt partition for 3 hours now, and can't find it. The setup is 3TB ...
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merge 2 LVMs both have data and on same Volume Group without data loss

I have 2 lvm partitons on the same volume group and im wondering if i can merge them to one lvm without data loss the way i know that i have to create a new physical volume and extend the volume ...
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/dev/md127 refuses to stop. No open files

So I'm trying to stop /dev/md127 on my Ubuntu 12.10 box. It was set up as RAID1, but I'm trying to move everything (well, rename) to md0. I read that renaming isn't possible, so I'm trying to remove ...
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What are the overheads of using multiple smaller raid devices versus partitioned raid devices as physical volumes?

LVM only allows volume groups to be expanded by adding physical volumes. So if I have multiple volume groups which may need extra space, but it can't be predicted which will expand fastest, it's best ...
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Manjaro boots to grub screen after install

I've installed Manjaro and when I boot into my installation I get greeted by the grub command line. When using the CLI installer (testing, to use LVM support) everything went fine until I tried to ...
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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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How do I resolve an error when booting, “Couldn't find device with UUID…”

I have a RHEL 6 system, running on a VMWare machine. The admin of the VM server added a second RAID volume to the server, which my RHEL system does not use. Now, when I boot the RHEL system, I get a ...
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How to mount sdb directly or using LVM partitions on sda?

I am new to LVM and VM yet, and I need to be able to access sdb like /mybackup/ 1 - should I have sdb1 created then mount? 2 - should I mount sdb as whole disk without LVM? 3 - create lvm and than ...
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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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Move logical volume to a new physical disk

I have three logical volumes in a single volume group using a single physical volume (the whole existing disk /dev/sda). I now want to move one of those logical volumes to a new, faster disk, i.e., ...
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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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Can Grub2 multi-boot LUKS/LVM distros with only one boot partition?

There are many tutorials on the internet for multi-booting unencrypted distros using a single boot partition and chainloading. For example, booting 145 OSes. Likewise, there are tutorials for ...
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SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and, now, 10.10, I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt ...
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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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How can I remove a disk from a group with striped volumes?

I have an HP-UX B.11.11 system with two disks. I would like to remove one, but as far as I can divine, it seems that the volumes are striped across the pair and I can't figure out how to ...
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Can BTRFS stripe RAID arrays?

I've been using an Ext3/4+lvm2+mdadm file system setup for about 5 years on a file server. This has grown (and moved processors a couple of times) and I've moved disks between systems ...
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Can you create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned?

I would like to know if it is possible to create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned? This will be used on RHEL 6 which does include thin ...
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What is the UUID format used by LVM?

Linux LVM assigns UUID values to physical and logical volumes but they aren't valid RFC4122 UUID strings. Here is an example: 2185fe86-41d4-4311-9a47-8f0ebc7ecc5a RFC4122 ...
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Corrupt LVM metadata header after kernel update

I'm running Debian Wheezy (Linux wheezy3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux) as an encrypted LVM with hardware raid 1 (Adaptec 6405E) on a supermicro server. I was encounting ...
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Mount encrypted volume in Debian

I was given a HDD that was encrypted using dm-crypt and I'd like to mount it as /disk2 preferably having the decryption password stored in a file, so I won't have to enter the passphrase when booting, ...
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RAID1 that can be enlarged when adding a new disk: convert to lvm --type raid1? [closed]

For the last ten years, I have been making inexpensive servers for small businesses. Each server has two identical drives mirrored with raid1. Later, SATA became available, then eSATA. In the ...
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Install grub on LV container for VM

I'm having difficult time installing grub in LVM LV container for a VM. This is the partition table: # parted /dev/mgtvg/linux2os print Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm) Disk /dev/dm-7: 129GB ...
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Where does LVM store its configuration?

I am trying to understand how / where LVM stores its configuration data. Does pvcreate /dev/sdb write any metadata to /dev/sdb? if so what is written? Where does vgcreate data /dev/sdb /dev/sdc ...
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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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How do I combine two logical volumes that reside on a single physical volume in LVM?

I have two logical volumes, one is mounted as /, the other is mounted as /home. I want to combine them, because the / volume is constantly running out of space. (Yes, I know what's using all that ...
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vgdisplay shows 0 free PE/size

I'm trying to configure a CentOS HA system with 2 nodes, with DRBD for replicated storage. I'm following the "Clusters from Scratch" guide, and at the DRBD portion, I need to create a partition for ...
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lvm devices under /dev/mapper missing

I'm using Debian squeeze, and running LVM on top of software RAID 1. I just accidentally just discovered that most of the links under /dev/mapper are missing, though my system seems to be still ...
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Partition manager that can handle LVM?

I have been looking but neither Gparted nor KDE Partition Manager can handle LVM. Working with the command line is probably fine but it would be clearer to have a GUI tool here. Does such thing exist? ...
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Mounting a Partition & recovery

To keep the story short, i am taking the easy way out and now trying to mount a partition to recover a few text documents. I tried to 'sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda4 /mnt' but received this error sudo ...
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e2fsck block bitmaps

What exactly are block bitmaps? Why would I get the following error: The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 1219824640 blocks The physical size of the device is 731447296 blocks Either ...
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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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RAIDing with LVM vs MDRAID - pros and cons?

In his answer to the question "mixed raid types", HBruijn suggests using LVM to implement RAID vs the more standard MDRAID. After a little investigation, it seems LVM also supports RAID ...
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Does LVM impact performance?

I have to migrate a few servers to Linux, and one important aspect that I need to evaluate is that my new host system must have elastic storage capacity. Naturally, doing some basic research, I came ...
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Hot swapping a mirrored disk on a HP UX

I'm trying to do a hot swap on a mirrored lvm. $ vgdisplay -v /dev/vg00 --- Physical volumes --- PV Name /dev/dsk/c2t0d0s2 PV Status unavailable Total PE ...
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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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“Found duplicate PV”

SERVER:~ # pvs Found duplicate PV Wb0b2UTCKtpUtSki0k2NnIB24qNj4CEP: using /dev/mapper/36005076304ffc2500000000000004903 not /dev/mapper/36005076304ffc2990000000000004903 PV ...
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'No such file or directory' when I am trying to format Logical Volume

I am trying to create Logical Volume on CentOS 7 on EC2 instance. After attaching the volume I am creating partition using fdisk, then I am starting the Logical Volume creation: pvcreate /dev/xvda1 ...
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dual booting centos5.5 and fedora

I already have CentOS 5.5 on my system whose hard disk is ~500GB. I have tried to dual boot with Fedora 16. while installing fedora 16 I have created a ~250GB and ~4GB partitions for "/" and swap. The ...
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Why does hdparm see two different values for the size of a drive?

I have a 1 TB drive attached via USB. It contains an LVM physical volume filling the entire device (without any partition table). When I tried to extend a logical volume by using the entire PV, the ...
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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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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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How can I recreate removed LVM Logical Volumes?

I accidentally removed all my Logical Volumes with lvremove. After reboot the lvm backups were lost (live CD) so I can’t use vgcfgrestore. testdisk can find the partitions by analysis so they are ...
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Dual Boot Debian on Raid 0 in UEFI mode

My new notebook came from the factory with Windows 8 on two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode. I wanted to dual boot it with a Linux distro, I settled on Debian, so I resized my C: drive as one normally would ...
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How to stop caching a LVM partition?

I currently have LVM-cache set up on my Ubuntu install as described in https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/using-lvms-new-cache-feature/. (I did have to install some of the vivid/proposed packages ...