I have a VG consisting of 4 physical drives. I'm trying to rearrange the data such that I can remove one of the drives from the VG.
Despite having moved the majority of the data to all the spare (small) drives I have I am still left with a small amount of data on the VG, which in order to move I need one of the drives from the VG.
How can I reduce the VG to only use 3 of the 4 drives: vgs shows the following:
VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree <HIDDEN> 4 1 0 wz--n- 5.91t 0
As you can see it shows ZERO free space and I'm not sure why; it was a long time ago when I created the VG!
Would someone be so kind as to tell me how I can go about doing this please, as all the commands I have read about and tried for organising a VG (pvresize, vgresize etc.) all return the same error; No extents available for allocation.
I look forward to your replies and I suspect this is something silly I'm just looking over. BTW, the drive is in ext4 format.
Thanks for the edits that were put in place but it didn't make for good reading so I've taken into account the edits and tried to make it a bit easier to read.