It's a server with 128GB SSD.

There are two LVs, / and /home.

I want to combine them into one since the space is limited. I checked the HOW-TO but didn't found the tutorial for this task.

How can I combine them?


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As they are distinct file systems, the only way to merge them would be copy the contents over and afterwards remove the other one.

But I don't see that you'll gain very much free space. To me, this config seems ideal:

  • a / of about 10 GiB, maybe more,
  • a /home of the needed size, and
  • resize the one or other as needed.
  • Thanks. Your idea worked for me and here is the tutorial that I followed. linux-bsd-sharing.blogspot.com/2012/06/…
    – Cheng
    Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 16:13
  • If only one volume's contents need to be retained, one could use something like resize2fs after adding the space from the "unneeded" logical volume onto the end of the "needed" one... [I'm stuck in a similar situation with a system that has a too-small root partition; I don't want to reinstall, and I've got a spare logical volume on the same disk... >< ] Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 1:43

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