In computer storage, Logical Volume Management or LVM provides a method of allocating space on mass-storage devices that is more flexible than conventional partitioning schemes.

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VM filesystem in read-only mode

I have a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM with a virtual disk that is mounting as a read-only filesystem. I'm not sure why that is, and my attempts to remount as read/write haven't worked. One of the last things ...
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Is it possible RAID/LVM Stripe that can lose a disk/data but volume itself stays available?

Firstly, I want to make it clear I don't care about data loss, and I understand the risks involved. What I'm looking for is guidance and if what I am hoping for is even possible. My Scenario: I ...
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Remove just added volume from LVM

We did the following: Added a volume (500G) to the volume group Extended the logical volume on the volume group We did not extend the filesystem on the logical volume. Then we decided, that it is ...
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What happens when you temporary lose a disk in LVM volume group?

The Dell MD storage allows a maximum of 64TB virtual disk. We have some imaging staff that require more than a 100TB of storage preferably in one location. I'll create 2 x 64TB vdisk on the same dell ...
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Shrink non-bootable LUKS LVM

I'm importing a VMWare OVA whose second disk uses LUKS and configured to use 1TB of space, although its VMDK is only 30GB. I want to shrink this down. I am following the instructions here (https://...
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Is it possible to control which physical volume is used for a given logical volume in LVM?

If I have a volume group spanning multiple PVs, when I create a new LV, can I specify which PV it is stored on? What about for snapshots? I'm envisioning a scenario with a volume group made up of an ...
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How to recover XenServer vm's from a mdadm raid 1 HDD

I have an older server, namely, Fujitsu Siemens Primergy TX 150 S6 on witch i have installed XenServer 6.5.0-90233c. On it i have multiple virtual machines of different sizes of witch i need to ...
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Is it possible to extend the data device of an Thin Provision pool setted by device mapper?

TL;DR : How can I extend the Thin-Pool if I'm not using LVM but Device Mapper itself directly? Detailed version: As far as I know, when we create a thin-pool by dmsetup, we can set a ...
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Why is zfs/btrfs recommended for an lxd host?

Note that for maximum performance, it's recommended to have /var/lib/lxd on a btrfs filesystem or setup ZFS or LVM and configure LXD to use a ZFS pool or LVM VG. Source Why is that? I.e. How ...
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lvcreate reports disk full, vgdisplay says space still exists

I'm attempting to create some new lvm partitions for a Xen VM. The drives are already set up - running sudo vgdisplay give me the following: --- Volume group --- VG Name n3850a-vg0 ...
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How to get filesystem information of a logical volume which is not mounted

In linux, I want to get file system type of an ummounted logical volume. Is there any way to do that
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Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?

I have seen an experimental linux box where lvreduce -rL -10G /dev/main/repository worked without unmounting (i.e. even on root,home dir etc), but it does not on my server install debian ...
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Which are possible hierarchies for bcache, mdadm RAID and LVM?

Assuming I want to use bcache for caching, mdadm for RAID (1) and LVM for partitioning (and that I don't care that there might be performance drawbacks due to many levels of I/O and device management ...
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same libvirt config, one machine boots, the other does not

I am migrating a bunch of vms from an old machine to a new one. The old one was using some in-house scripts and lvm logical volumes, the new one uses libvirt and plain files. The configs are rather ...
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VMWare Ubuntu 14.04 not reading ram

I have a vm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything was working fine. I allocated some more ram to it but VSphere is now saying it doesnt have any of that ram now. Vmware says the ram is unaccessed per ...
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LVM and RAID setup

I am relatively new to LVM and RAID. I have a Server (HP ProLiant) with a Hardware Raid (RocketRaid 2710). Given two HHDs (500 GB) I wanted to setup RAID 1 (Mirroring). When installing Ubuntu I made ...
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Hardware raid, LVM and KVM cache policy

I have a question about right cache policy for KVM using LVM and hardware raid-controller. So from the bottom: 1. We have LSI RAID controller 9260, 512Mb cache and BBU. Later we also will have ...
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Libvirt does not see updated LVM volume

All VMs run off an LVM pool. I resized one of the LVM volumes to increase VMs drive copacity. Resized it with lvextend as usual. Everything is successful and lvs shows the new size. Libvirt does not ...
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unmounted logical volume is “busy”?

I'm trying to shrink an ext4 filesystem on a CentOS 6 server. I did a lazy unmount of the filesystem while I waited for some processes to finish running. They've all finished running but I can't ...
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Can LVM VG Contain PVs With Different Filesystem Types

Assuming of course, that both filesystems support LVM functionality. I originally thought yes, since this is an abstraction layer, but when googled couldn't find a direct confirmation.
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LVM - VG not recognised - how to fix?

I have a (CentOS) server running a KVM and a number of (Ubuntu) VM's. Each VM servers disk is mapped to its own LV on the CentOS server. I discovered today that one of the VM's is failing to reboot ...
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Disorganized disks because of different disk technologies - LVM an answer?

I have a 1 TB spinning HD, and a 256 GB SSD. I keep my OS and large projects on the SSD, for speed. The rest is on the spinning HD, because of its size. The problem: This means I have things to ...
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How to extend LVM PV to the beginning of disk?

I have server with 2TB disk, that someone initially partitioned like this: 300GB standard primary partition for operating system files(CentOS 7). 1.7TB LVM with some pretty big logical volumes - for ...
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Reverting LVM to separate partitions

I have an VMWare Virtual Machine (Ubuntu Server 11.04) that's using three VMDKs, then all of them are parte of an LVM. The problem I'm facing is at the creation time every one of those VMDKs were ...
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LVM File Systems created with multipathed ISCSI storage LUNs are automatically going to Read-Only mode

I am using my RHEL 5 server with SAN LUNs to take the backup of my domain mails of all the users. For the redundancy, I configured multipathing for those LUNs. For scalability, I used those ...
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New Swap Drive - Linux Hangs during Boot

An application checked the swap space during install and required it to be the same amount as ram. So i added a new disk (Server is a VM) and done the following: swapoff /dev/mapper/ol-swap vgcreate ...
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Bit copied a disk image using the dd command to a new and bigger disk. How do expand whole LVM? [duplicate]

I just copied a 50 GB disk image using dd for bit copying to a new harddisk with 200 GB storage. On the disk is LVM including the system partition EXT4 and a swap partition (both LVs). Well the copy ...
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Use Lvm snapshot for a new (KVM) virtual machine

I need to migrate one CentOS5 (32bit) physical server to in a virtual machine. My idea is to take a snapshot of the LV and then import in kvm creating a new vm. Is this a good idea? More precisely, I ...
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Are bcache and/or dm-cache considered stable for production in 2016?

I would like to use linux SSD caching (dm-cache or bcache) with Debian Jessie production servers. (kernel 3.16) My question: Are dm-cache and bcache modules reliables in linux 3.16 ? Do I need to ...
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LVM partition not available after creating partition while mounting

This is what I needed, 1. Add new disk 2. Create New pv, vg and lv as per below plan Plan /dev/mapper/PJR_sapvg1-USR_SAP_PJR /usr/sap/PJR/sapmnt/GJR 20Gb /dev/mapper/PJR_sapvg1-SAPMNT_PJR /...
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Encrypted LVM stops when mounting swap

I have configured a disk with LUKS this way (Ubuntu server 15.10): Boot partition Rest partition (LVM group) LVM data -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 /data LVM root -> Encrypted (pass) -> ext4 / LVM ...
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How to resize an LVM if default block size is changed to 1K from 4K

I am working over RHEL 5.4 and using LVMs over the storage LUNs for storing my files. Each LVM infact reaches the size up to 16TB on ext3 even. And my server is in production. Just for introduction of ...
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RHEL 5 LVM: “dmsetup info” showing “Tables Present” as None

We have running a huge Live Setup on RHEL 5 and Storage LUNs configured on LVMs. Until recently the server is running fine but we have triggered a reboot over the machine for some maintenance purpose ...
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How to use lvconvert with two disks for mirroring? - Insufficient suitable allocatable extents

On a RHEL 5 I have to create an LVM mirror from multipath disks. There are enough free extents, but - on two disks, because the VG was made out of 4 disks. [root@SERVER ~]# pvs -v --segments | head ...
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Copy centos 6 modify mdadm raid 1 and clone to new mdadm raid 1 ssd

I have: Centos 6.7 grub-install -v grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) lsblk two new SSD 128gb Live usb with Parted_Magic_2015.03.06 /boot/grub/device.map # this device map was generated by ...
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LVM Raid 1 + SSD Caching

I have three disks: /dev/sda slow hdd /dev/sdb slow hdd /dev/sdc fast ssd /dev/vg0 volume group consisting /dev/sd{a,b,c} Each logical volume (lv) should be raid1 mirrored and ssd cached. With ...
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Scan only new files whit clamav [duplicate]

I have a cron script witch makes snapshots every day and scan the whole partition whit clamav. But if possible it would bee a better idea to scan only the modified files i think. The snapshot is ...
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External Drives on RAID/LVM configuration

I had 2 drives corrupted and now replaced with new ones sitting on RAID 0. After installing the new drives I have attached the 2 old corrupted drives via usb to retrieve data from them. These 2 drives ...
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low write disk speed of windows kvm guest with LVM

I have a trouble with my windows 2008 R2 KVM guest. It write speed to disk extremely slow: But on another VM (windows 10) on this KVM host write speed is ok: # cat /etc/system-release CentOS Linux ...
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Server fails to boot with lvm error : ¨Invalid argument for --available: ay Error during parsing of command line.¨

We have problems with our storage server, it was not updated for a while so we tried to updated it, tho during the update process (it needed some 2k package updates) it totally blacked out. (no screen ...
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setting nr_requests for build server - LVM partition

I have a build server with a free ram of about 120 GB after boot. I also have 3 disks in total, which I am using as one LVM with 3 stripes. I would like to increase nr_requests for the block device. ...
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LVM2: Can I change the LV size (not COW-table size) of a snapshot?

I'm curious if it is possible to create a snapshot of (e.g.) 10G volume, and then resize the snapshot to be 20G, along with the file-system within? Using lvresize or lvextend only alters the COW-...
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LVM thin snapshot unavailable

To test out thinly provisioned snapshots before applying them to a production system for backup purpose, I did the following: lvcreate -L1G -T storage/thinpool lvcreate -V10M -T storage/thinpool -n ...
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Extremely slow disk speeds Centos 6

Setup looks as follows: + HP Proliant DL380 G7 + 6 x 3TB Sata drives (surveillance level) configured with hardware RAID 1+0 with the SATA controller on board. Model is Seagate SV35 + 192GB RAM ...
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How to unlist partitions from fdisk command in linux

While working on one of my server I noticed that there are no partitions listed under "fdisk -l" command. However the machine is working just fine. Wanted to know following things if anyone can help. ...
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Merge Logical Volume groups

I want to increase root LVM volume space. Is it possible to merge LogVol01 to LogVol00? My LVM setup looks like this: [root@server~]# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move ...
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Transaction id mismatch on thinly provisioned LVM-Volumes

I have setup a thinpool with 3 thinly provisioned LVM volumes inside. After increasing the size of those I did run into serious problems and now I would like to remove the thinpool in order to start ...
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Can't remove LVM thinpool - unable to deactivate tdata, tmeta

I somehow messed up some thinly provisioned lvm volumes on ubuntu 14.04 and now I want to start fresh by deleting the thinpool with all its volumes and data inside. Unfortunatelly this failes and I ...
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How to mount large LVM image on ubuntu 14.04 on root?

I am running ubuntu 14.04.03 and need to mount thinly provisioned lvm volumes for glusterfs to the system. I did this first by adding them to /home/glusterfs/dir, this worked as /home has 120G of ...
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lvs output : Data% column

Following is a example of standard lvs output: LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Meta% Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert POOL VG twi-aotz-- 399.80g 28.12 14.75 ...