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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Almost All Xenserver Logical Volumes Disappeared - Recovery?

We had a hard disc crash of one of two hard discs in a software raid with a LVM on top. The server is running Citrix xenserver. On the hard disk which is still intact, the volume group gets detected ...
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How to change Volumegroup PE size

I am trying to increase the PE size of one of my Volume groups. I mistakenly set it as 4M to start when it should have been 32M . When I try to change the size I get vgchange -s 32M the_vol New ...
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Extending ext4 partition on debian7.0 on vsphere

I have allocated thin provisioning of 15GB when i found 8GB as insufficient. Now debian guest is not able to recognize the change of size. root@debian7-x64:~# lvdisplay --- Logical volume --- LV ...
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XFS slow performance on LVM'ed RAID, faster when RAW or non-LVM

I have a weird issue with a server I am setting up. It's for a filesharing-type website, so fast IO and plenty of capacity are the requirements. OS is CentOS 6.4 64-bit The server in question is a HP ...
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lvm-managed gpt partition: partition length exceeds the loop-partition-table-imposed maximum

CentOS 6.4 /dev/sdb is a hardware raid. I'm getting this error reported from 'parted -l': <snip> Model: JetStor JetStor -VOL#000 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 39.0TB Sector size (logical/physical): ...
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Reallocate Storage in Red Hat 6

Is it possible to (safely) reallocate storage space in /home to the root filesystem? $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_yavin-lv_root 50G 35G ...
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is there any advantage mounting an LV by UUID instead of by path?

I know I can specify mounts in fstab by either putting their path (like /dev/sda1 or /dev/mapper/myvg-logicalVolume1) or by fs label (LABEL=root) or by UUID (UUID=1234-5678-...). I see a clear ...
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How to restore a logical Volume Group with missing devices?

I have a volumegroup which consists of three harddisks and several LVs (var,tmp,root,swap). One of the harddisks crashed recently, but i urgently need some data from LV var. So, after rebooting the ...
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ext4: Online resize not detected

On a RedHat 6 server, we ran into an issue with online resizing of an ext4 filesystem. With only /dev/sda we had 13GB available in the volume group, but needed 20GB more on one logical volume which ...
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How to install a Debian on the remote Server with running Debian alreadz?

There are many tutorials (e.g. the main I think: D.3. Installing Debian GNU/Linux from a Unix/Linux System), how to install a new Debian from one another. But they all sounds for me like you need a ...
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Preventing server (Git/ssh) access during LVM snapshot

If a Git operation is ongoing at the time of an LVM snapshot, the repository can (and will) be snapshoted in a corrupt state. (This has been discussed a lot ...
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Is it possible to resize a mounted LVM partition on the fly?

Situation: We have a server that has a 40GB SAN (Fiber Channel) mounted as /opt/application. If the LUN is expanded to 60GB, what needs to be done to expand /opt/application on the RHEL-server to ...
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Linux automatically creating LVM partitions on RAID members?

I've had a software RAID1 array in production for over a year which has LVM partitions on top of /dev/md0. I rebooted over the weekend to apply some kernel patches and now the array won't come up. ...
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RAID1 LVM, XEN and flashcache

I am regarding to question: Improving IO with FlashCache I have setup a RAID1 (/dev/md0) LVM (*/dev/vg_xen*) and executed following command: flashcache_create -p thru flashcache0 /dev/sdc /dev/md0 ...
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Convert a LVM into a RAID 5

I have 3 disk (600GB) only one in use. is possible convert into a RAID5 without need a external disk my system is: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 3 x SAS 600GB Hitachi (only 1 in use in a VG)
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find file by block number on ext3 fs on lvm

smartd has detected a bad block on my hard drive and I'd like to know what file does that block belong to. I have ext3 filesystem on a logical volume. Google gave me a lot of tutorials (like this one: ...
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extend unallocated disk to an existing lvm

im using vmware on my ubuntu server, initial setup was 10GB disk utilization, increased it to 15GB using lvextend and added another 5GB for a total of 20GB. below displays my fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: ...
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LVM thin provisioning

I am looking to create a group of thin provisioned LVs using LVM. Is it possible to create a volume group in which every logical volume created is by default thin provisioned, or perhaps there is ...
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Why does Xen fail to create domUs/start the virtual network interface?

I have received two errors while trying to create a new domU on Xen. First, I received this error: Unable to complete install: 'POST operation failed: xend_post: error from xen daemon: (xend.err ...
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Hybrid RAID with LVM + mdadm

So I've been looking Synology and their idea of Hybrid RAID to make mixed drive RAID arrays both fault tolerant and efficient. So, I'm testing an idea (performance isn't a concern here), with a mixed ...
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Grub can't find Xen multiboot file

I am running Debian Wheezy on a software RAID 0 with LVM. I'm trying to get Xen to work but grub refuses to boot in it. I installed Xen by following the instructions here: http://wiki.debian.org/Xen ...
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Are ext4 RAID5 tuning options useful under LVM?

I'm setting up a system with a system with a mdadm RAID5 which is the sole PV for a VG which hosts 4 LVs. When I make the filesystem, would the mkfs.ext4 -E option be useful? Or is its effect not ...
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“LV Status NOT available” after converting root from lvm2 to lvm2+raid1 (lvconvert --type raid1)

I just converted by lvm2 root filesystem from linear lvm2 (single HDD:sda) to lvm2 raid1 (using lvconvert -m1 --type raid1 /dev/ubuntu/root /dev/sdb5 command). But after this conversion I can't boot ...
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ext3 converted to ext4 still being mounted as ext3

I have a somewhat bizzare problem at the moment with my Debian-system (mainly testing). I used to have a root-partition on lvm that was formatted as ext3. I now booted a live-system and converted ...
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Recover data after lvreduce on “/”

I accidentally ran lvreduce on / instead of "/home" on a RHEL 5.9 system that unfortunately had a lot of code that was not backed up, and the system will not boot now obviously. What is the best way ...
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Easiest way to change directory into its own logical volume in LVM2

I have a dir called /mydir on logical volume /dev/vg1/lv_root ( / ) var is on its own logical volume, so is opt and /usr.. If I have free space in the volume group, what is the easiest way to change ...
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Trouble resizing LVM volume after expanding Areca 1280 RAID 6

My problem is very similar to Trouble resizing LVM volume after expanding Areca 1220 RAID 5 array; however, my 2 LVs are created on a unpartitioned raid volume: # pvdisplay --- Physical volume --- ...
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Using LVM to extend 2TB diskd on a linux VM?

Currently have mounted on one of my web servers a linux box on VMware with two external drives in. These are both 2TB drives which is the limit to what you can add into VMware. I want to use lvm to ...
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Storage virtual machine. LVM or loop devices? [closed]

Actual situation: I'm the administrator of a virtual machine. The virtual machine is a Debian. This machine will be mainly a storage machine with different services (svn, ftp... ), and a webserver. ...
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LVM DRBD Shared between nodes proxmox

Context : I have proxmox cluster with the volume group shared with drbd for the VM - KVM. I have a problem with drbd. Indeed, when a node disconnect, the associate link between the differents nodes ...
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Used vgextend/lvextend to add addtional 8GB space but it is not reflected in df output

I have created an instance of ubuntu VM in VirtualBox. At the beginning I have only allocated 7GB for the storage and the VM has now run out of space. First I added another 8GB (/dev/sdb) to the VM ...
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mount a partition on an lvm partition

I have a xen dom0 server (named virtserver), which contains a guest machine, let's call it "virtguest". The virtguest used to be a physical machine earlier, and the whole old disk (with several ...
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KVM copy contents of image into raw smaller LVM2 partition

I have a KVM guest, running on a KVM host...both Gentoo Linux. The guest is called webserver.img. It is 21 gigs large, but I am only using 5 gigs inside the image. I want to make a logical volume ...
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Snapshot a KVM guest with non-file storage

I am preparing at least one Windows 7 guest on a KVM Linux (ubuntu) host. I have made an LVM-based storage pool which I would like to use. My main concern is snapshots. The disk-image will be ...
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LVM mirror with data and logs mirrored on same 2 devices

I'm trying to set LVM mirroring with only 2 devices. It works perfecly when I add third device for mirrorlog, or use corelog. But with only 2 devices and --alloc anywhere LVM nearly always creates ...
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How does data storage on Amazon EC2 work especially for databases?

I've been playing around with Amazon's Web Services for over a year now, however I don't quite understand how it works. When I for example select an AMI of my choice from the EC2 console and I ...
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VMWare ESXi: to extend a partition or create a new drive?

Is it better to extend an existing partition or to create a new drive in a VMWare ESXi virtual machine? I'll be using LVM to put the drive in an existing volume group on my VM and to extend a SAN ...
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lvconvert --merge how to undo?

I have created a script for users who work on KVM virtual machines to be able to perform lvm snapshots on the logical volumes where their VMs are installed. Snapshot restores are performed via ...
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udev rule for disconnection and hibernate/suspend

I have an external hard drive which contains different GPT partitions. One of them is a LVM partition. This partition is contained in a LVM volume group (called "volga"), which in turns splits into ...
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LVM: “Couldn't find device with uuid” yet blkid finds the UUID

I have a SLES 11.2 PPC (3.0.58-0.6.6-ppc64) system that lost track of its volume group (containing LVs with data that is not critical but would be rather nice to get back). The disks are connected ...
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LVM Snapshot confusion

I think I understand some of the lvm snapshot concept, but am confused about one last thing. After you take the snapshot, if you don't mount it, will it be active? What I really want to know is will ...
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Why does my lvm physical volume have significantly less space than the partition it contains?

I'm on centOS 6.4. I have a 39TB hardware RAID configured as RAID 6. I created a single 39TB partition with parted. It reports: (parted) print ...
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What does an LVM2 Snapshot contain? [duplicate]

Everything I read makes me think an lvm snapshot is a direct copy of the logical volume that was snapshot(ed), but how can that be when it takes 10 seconds to snapshot a 90 gig logical volume? If I ...
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Adding disks to and resizing a LVM

I'm managing a virtual cloud server on EC2 for a client which has the requirement of expandable storage. Currently, I have a 1TB EBS drive mounted at /mnt which I need to expand. Since 1TB is the ...
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How to determine optimal size for LVM snapshot?

I'd like to create a backup script that uses LVM snapshots during backup. This script will run on several Linux machines. I'd like to avoid creating snapshot that is too small and gets full during ...
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How to resize LVM group wheen 4 partitions already in system?

Centos, I have already expanded Virtual disk in Vmware, now i need to add additional space to LVM Group but most tutorials out there are saying to create new partition and add it to LVM. Since there ...
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Setting up LVM Volume Groups… hang

My Debian 7 System dosn't boot anymore. The boot stop with a kernel message like thisMy Debian 7 System dosn't boot anymore. The boot stop with a kernel message like this: [.....] Setting up LVM ...
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LVM reduce from one Logical volume and add it to another

i am having two volume groups vg1 and vg2 on vg1 i am having two Logical volumes LV1 and LV2 ,LV1 is full and LV2 is having more than 60% free space. Is it possible to reduce Lv2 and then using that ...
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identical drivers different pv size

i've got strange situation with identical drives: pvdisplay --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda5 VG Name group1 PV Size 465.52 GiB / not ...
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Physical disks comprising a Volume in RHEL

How do I list the physical disks and associated information (disk model, size, etc.) for all disks that are members of a physical volume in RHEL? For example, if I do I "pvscan", I get the following ...