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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LXC setup with multiple LVM-backed disks

I'd like to set up an lxc container on an ubuntu host with multiple back-end disks. At least two: /boot / /opt, maybe Is there a way to, in one lxc-setup command, to accomplish this? Below is ...
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Recover lost volume group in hp ux 11 v2

The disk containing operating system (vg00) has failed. I tried to install the operating system on a new disk and I want to restore other volume group (vg01 and vg02) on two disks that contain data.
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Changing XenServer from LVM SR to EXT SR

I'm trying to setup openstack using this page: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/XenServer/PostInstall Unfortunately I think when I setup xenserver it setup the local SR as LVM (which the page above ...
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How do I replace the root filesystem (ext4) with a new one in LVM with one which has more inodes?

I have a few systems which have been running over a decade in a cluster on SLES 10 (now long past EOL). We're migrating to CentOS 6 64-bit. I got everything done but the final data syncs, and lo and ...
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Redundancy: LVM+mdadm or LVM internal RAID

The task is to create LVM storage for virtual machine images. So LVM will be used in any case. There are two ways LVM providing redundancy: block mirroring lvcreate -m 1 --mirrorlog mirrored -n ...
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LVM physical volume priority

Linux LVM can combine several physical volumes in one group and when spread space of this group among logical volumes. If some slow devices will be added to group it may slow down all logical ...
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How to increase KVM guest disk size using LVM VG as storage pool?

The KVM host server is running CentOS 6.5 and a LVM volume group "storage_pool" is used as the main storage pool for KVM. An Ubuntu guest is installed using an ext4 filesystem and mounts the whole ...
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Duplicate PV in VG listing

I have a server that's had a bit of trouble with it's disks (hdisk10/hdisk11/hdisk15 failed, hdisk7 failing) in the past little while but it's happy now. No data loss thankfully as the vanished/stale ...
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Which file system was I using?

This is an odd question of a somewhat forensic nature. I was running a server, which originally had openSuse 11.4 installed, and was upgraded twice (to v12.3 and v13.1). Recently, an update messed up ...
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LVM: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00

I'm on a server that shows a duplicate VG name. How can I rename one of these VolGroups to get rid of this conflict? [root@dev-server dev]# lvs WARNING: Duplicate VG name VolGroup00: ...
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Why the root partition is not reduced after attaching new partition to the /var directory?

This is my disk state before attaching new virtual disk: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvde1 4.9G 4.6G 1.3M 100% / tmpfs 828M 0 828M ...
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Repartitioning already mounted logical volumes

This is my current disk state on a physical CentOS machine: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_ecomwise-lv_root 50G 47G 267M 100% / tmpfs ...
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LVM: How to re-use unwanted logical volume space on an existing volume

We have this old CentOS4 box and I am trying to increase the space. I want the full 8GB to show up in a "df -h" but it shows only the first Volume of ~4GB. How can I add the 2nd volume to the first? ...
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how to clone a VM on LVM to another in KVM?

On a Debian wheezy i installed KVM for virtualization and install some VMs on it. I use separate LVM disks because of its performance for my VMs disk. Now i need to clone one of them in new LVM disk. ...
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Are ZFS pools or LVM volume groups more reliable for utilizing many partitions?

When deciding whether to use LVM volume groups or ZFS pools in configuring new file servers, what needs to be considered? Is there a "better" choice in the realm of multi-purpose file servers? Unlike ...
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In a distributed filesystem like MooseFS or XtreemFS, should individual nodes expose “raw-er” storage, or LVM'd storage?

When preparing an infrastructure to utilize a distributed storage system like MooseFS or XtreemFS, how should individual nodes present storage to the rest of the environment? Is it better for ...
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Increase disk space in a VM using LVM : Best practices?

When you have virtual machines, the size of disks can be changed, and specifically, increased. That makes the problem of resizing LVM a bit more complex than on a physical server. There are three ...
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dd output file larger than input file when executed with conv=noerror,sync

I am trying to backup an LVM on one of my servers with the following command: dd bs=4M conv=noerror,sync if=/dev/vg_volgroup/LvmName | ssh myuer@myip "dd of=/home/myuser/LvmName bs=4M ...
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LVM in Linux with fdisk?

This question is similar to Is the fdisk partition type important when using lvm however will ask it for clarity. On a CentOS 6.5 insall, I accidentally took a new 3TB virtual disk and performed the ...
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Optimizing disk performance on KVM VM configuration

I have a KVM host server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, bare bones installation with only KVM installed. The server has an 8 Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz CPU with 32GB of RAM and SATA ...
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Encrypted partition on Debian requiring multiple keys to unlock

The title pretty much sums it up, but I want to create a second data partition on a web-facing server which is encrypted and requires two people to provide passphrases before it can be unlocked. Is ...
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reusing existing RAIDs on preseeded installation

I'm trying to automate the reinstallation process of existing Ubuntu installations. Partition layout: md0( raid1, /dev/sda1#/dev/sdb1 ) - swap (2G) md1( raid1, /dev/sda2#/dev/sdb2 ) - / (20G) md2( ...
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Any disadvantage of running a virtual machine using files for its drives hosted on freenas/zfs?

I recently got tired of the really slow I/O reads and latency (10-30 MB/s read, not sure for latency but very slow) from a provider I rent a virtual machine from. He uses freenas, the virtual machine ...
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How important is PE Size for KVM virtualization?

How important is PE Size for KVM virtualization ? Some people say that is useless to follow SolusVM instructions for KVM by setting PE Size from default 4M to 32M.
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Migrate CentOS VM using LVM on IDE to run with VirtIO

I'm trying to migrate existing IDE-using, LVM-based CentOS 5.2 VMs to use virtio. The symptom is a kernel panic upon boot when the system can't find any volume groups. Does anyone know how to make ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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reclaim space from xen server

i found xencenter stotage => general tah display 1096.6 GB used of 1107.7 GB total (708.5 GB allocated) seen some space have been eaten and not release. the SMLog show that [13816] 2014-03-28 ...
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Very high load during pvmove in domU

I had a pretty bad time this evening. I had to move LVM2 LVs from one PV to another (source PV backed by NFS stored vdisk, target PV backed by an iscsi LUN). Moving small LVs of ths VG (few gigabits) ...
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How do I remove a locked Logical Volume ([pvmove0]) left over after a disk error?

Following some disk errors while I was moving some extents, I now have a hidden locked [pvmove0] which doesn't seem to have any physical extents assigned, although it is 4Mb long! # lvs -a ...
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Should I really leave some space unused with LVM partition?

I am migrating to a new server where I'm going to use LVM partitioning on a RAID 1 array (2 hard drives). I have read some tutorials which advise to leave some space unused so that I can expand the ...
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Do I need to enable LVM at install time?

I'm setting up a CentOS dedicated server and I would like to use LVM (it's the right thing to do, isn't it?) The thing is, I'm not sure if I have an option to enable LVM at the time of installation. ...
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How use free space after lvremove

I have a server with multiple logical volumes. I deleted one, but I can not make use of the free space. root@ubuntu:/tmp# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move Log Copy% Convert logs ...
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LVM snapshot of btrfs volume changes mounted device

I have a btrf volume on top of LVM. Now I want to do a snapshot on the lvm level (NOT on the btrfs level). But every time I create the LVM snapshot, btrfs changes the mounted block device to the ...
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Format and partition device-mapper in LVM

I have a disk on a server: /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 that is about 5TB. I would like to format and partition it to make 2 500GB mount points. It doesn't even have to be in LVM. How can I take this ...
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Amazon AWS: Can I attach volumes at runtime?

I can attach volumes in the AWS Web Console by going to Volumes and attach it to my instance. Unfortunately the Linux Server does not react to this addition of the volume. Nothing appears in dmesg, ...
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Debian Preseed use whole device for LVM Physical Volume

I have the following recipe for a preseed install (truncated for readability): d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ boot-root :: \ 1 1 1 free \ $iflabel{ gpt } \ $reusemethod{ } ...
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started removing a physical volume from an LVM from webmin. how can I see the progress?

so I recently added a 2TB physical volume (PV) to an LVM volume group (VG) with the sole purpose of removing another 2TB PV from the VG. Everything is carried out from webmin. So once the extra PV ...
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SSD+MDRAID+LVM+KVM results in lower performance than expected

We use kvm for virtualization, the disk images are stored as logical volumes. The logical volumes are stored on a bunch of software-RAID1 (mdadm) arrays composed of Intel DCS3500 SSDs (each array is a ...
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Grub install failing on Hardware RAID with LVM

I have a SuperMicro box with an Areca RAID controller installed. The RAID controller is configured for RAID 6 + Hot Spare. I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I set up LVM with separate ...
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Does the LVM DM UUID contain any metadata?

For example within the name listed below is there any metadata within the name, eg based on server serial number or date created or such: ...
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ext4_orphan_cleanup errors on LVM

I'm running a server with Debian 7.2 on a RAID 1 with two drives with LVM on top and I keep getting these messages in my syslog. Should I be concerned? Is this a bug? What could it be deleting? Feb ...
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Change the logical volume

I am quite new this snapshot process. Let, I have three logical volumes as A, B, C. I worked on logical volume C. But accidentally when I restart the system, it goes to the snapshot A. How can I ...
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Xen doesn't boot after install [closed]

I tried to setup Xen by the instruction released on the site of my hoster. I installed Xen, completed RAID setup as it is told in the instruction. Rebooted and succesfully connected to Xen from ...
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Linux Server OS on LVM on Software RAID: Best Practices and Considerations

I am preparing for a minimal Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS that will simply run libvirt/KVM to host a handful of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS guests. On my KVM host I created a RAID 1 comprised of two physical ...
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Are there performance or reliability concerns when spanning an LVM partition across multiple 2TB RAID virtual disks?

I'm preparing a Dell R520 PowerEdge server with 8x 1TB disks as a data archive/warehouse (file, RDBMS, NoSQL) server. Out of the box, the PERC H710P RAID controller was configured with 3x 2TB RAID6 ...
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Migrate multiple LVM volumes for KVM guest to image

I want to move some KVM guests to VMWARE and therefore have to create VMDK images of the disks. The virtual disks for the guests are spread around multiple LVM volumes. There are a couple of pointers ...
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Setup replication from one local disk to another local disk ( Ubuntu )

Is there is are some way to setup local replication of the one disk to the another ( Ubuntu ) in the such way that all read operations will be involve only first disk ? Such configuration will be very ...
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Recovering LVM RAID-1 on different computer with only one drive?

I have a drive out of an old LVM RAID-1 that's been sitting for a while. I think the array contained a bunch of my photos from years ago (archived online) but I'd like to get at the original data and ...
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How can I resize my logical volume in CentOS6?

I increased the provisioned size in the Vsphere client to 32GB and I used gparted to resize the VG to 32GB --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda2 VG Name vg_proxy ...
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Does 'lvremove' destroy data?

I assign a LV for each vm guest. When deleting a vm, I remove the corresponding lv running 'lvremove'. But is it necessary to destroy the data before running 'lvremove'? Does lvremove do the work of ...