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Adding-new-disk-to-LVM


Adding your new disk to LVM.

1)
$fdisk -h
Usage:
 fdisk [options] <disk>    change partition table
 fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
 fdisk -s <partition>      give partition size(s) in blocks

Options:
 -b <size>             sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
 -c[=<mode>]           compatible mode: 'dos' or 'nondos' (default)
 -h                    print this help text
 -u[=<unit>]           display units: 'cylinders' or 'sectors' (default)
 -v                    print program version
 -C <number>           specify the number of cylinders
 -H <number>           specify the number of heads
 -S <number>           specify the number of sectors per track


2)
$mkfs - build a Linux filesystem
$ mkfs -h
Usage: mkfs [options] [-t type fs-options] device [size]

Options:
 -t, --type=TYPE  file system type, when undefined ext2 is used
     fs-options   parameters to real file system builder
     device       path to a device
     size         number of blocks on the device

3)
$ sudo pvcreate -h
[sudo] password for fedora: 
  pvcreate: Initialize physical volume(s) for use by LVM

pvcreate 
	[--norestorefile]
	[--restorefile file]
	[-d|--debug]
	[-f[f]|--force [--force]] 
	[-h|-?|--help] 
	[--labelsector sector] 
	[-M|--metadatatype 1|2]
	[--pvmetadatacopies #copies]
	[--metadatasize MetadataSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]]
	[--dataalignment Alignment[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]]
	[--dataalignmentoffset AlignmentOffset[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]]
	[--setphysicalvolumesize PhysicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]
	[-t|--test] 
	[-u|--uuid uuid] 
	[-v|--verbose] 
	[-y|--yes]
	[-Z|--zero {y|n}]
	[--version] 
	PhysicalVolume [PhysicalVolume...]

EXAMPLES

Initialize  partition  #4  on  the third SCSI disk and the entire fifth SCSI disk for later use by LVM:

pvcreate /dev/sdc4 /dev/sde


4)
$ sudo vgextend -h
vgextend: Add physical volumes to a volume group

vgextend
	[-A|--autobackup y|n]
	[--restoremissing]
	[-d|--debug]
	[-f|--force]
	[-h|--help]
	[-t|--test]
	[-v|--verbose]
	[--version]
	[ PHYSICAL DEVICE OPTIONS ] 
	VolumeGroupName PhysicalDevicePath [PhysicalDevicePath...]

Examples

"vgextend  vg00  /dev/sda4 /dev/sdn1" tries to extend the existing volume group "vg00" by the new physical volumes
(see pvcreate(8) ) "/dev/sdn1" and /dev/sda4"

5)
$ sudo lvextend -h
  lvextend: Add space to a logical volume

lvextend
	[-A|--autobackup y|n]
	[--alloc AllocationPolicy]
	[-d|--debug]
	[-f|--force]
	[-h|--help]
	[-i|--stripes Stripes [-I|--stripesize StripeSize]]
	{-l|--extents [+]LogicalExtentsNumber[%{VG|LV|PVS|FREE|ORIGIN}] |
	 -L|--size [+]LogicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]}
	[-m|--mirrors Mirrors]
	[--nosync]
	[--use-policies]
	[-n|--nofsck]
	[--noudevsync]
	[-r|--resizefs]
	[-t|--test]
	[--type VolumeType]
	[-v|--verbose]
	[--version]
	LogicalVolume[Path] [ PhysicalVolumePath... ]

Examples

"lvextend  -L  +54 /dev/vg01/lvol10 /dev/sdk3" tries to extend the size of that logical volume by 54MB on physical
volume /dev/sdk3.  This is only possible if /dev/sdk3 is a member of volume group vg01 and there are  enough  free
physical extents in it.

"lvextend  /dev/vg01/lvol01 /dev/sdk3" tries to extend the size of that logical volume by the amount of free space
on physical volume /dev/sdk3.  This is equivalent to specifying "-l +100%PVS" on the command line.

"lvextend -L+16M vg01/lvol01 /dev/sda:8-9 /dev/sdb:8-9"
tries to extend a logical volume "vg01/lvol01" by 16MB using physical extents /dev/sda:8-9  and  /dev/sdb:8-9  for
allocation of extents.

6)
# resize2fs -h
resize2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011)
Usage: resize2fs [-d debug_flags] [-f] [-F] [-M] [-P] [-p] device [new_size]

DESCRIPTION

The  resize2fs  program  will  resize  ext2,  ext3,  or ext4 file systems.  It can be used to enlarge or shrink an
unmounted file system located on device.  If the filesystem is mounted, it can be used to expand the size  of  the
mounted filesystem, assuming the kernel supports on-line resizing.  (As of this writing, the Linux 2.6 kernel sup‐
ports on-line resize for filesystems mounted using ext3 and ext4.).

The  resize2fs  program does not manipulate the size of partitions.  If you wish to enlarge a filesystem, you must
make sure you can expand the size of the underlying partition first.  This can be done using fdisk(8) by  deleting
the  partition  and recreating it with a larger size or using lvextend(8), if you're using the logical volume man‐
ager lvm(8).  When recreating the partition, make sure you create it with  the  same  starting  disk  cylinder  as
before!   Otherwise, the resize operation will certainly not work, and you may lose your entire filesystem.  After
running fdisk(8), run resize2fs to resize the ext2 filesystem to use all of the space in the newly enlarged parti‐
tion.

If  you  wish to shrink an ext2 partition, first use resize2fs to shrink the size of filesystem.  Then you may use
fdisk(8) to shrink the size of the partition.  When shrinking the size of the partition, make sure you do not make
it smaller than the new size of the ext2 filesystem!


7)
# mount -h

Usage:
 mount [-lhV]
 mount -a [options]
 mount [options] <source> | <directory>
 mount [options] <source> <directory>
 mount <operation> <mountpoint> [<target>]

Options:
 -a, --all               mount all filesystems mentioned in fstab
 -c, --no-canonicalize   don't canonicalize paths
 -f, --fake              dry run; skip the mount(2) syscall
 -F, --fork              fork off for each device (use with -a)
 -T, --fstab <path>      alternative file to /etc/fstab
 -h, --help              display this help text and exit
 -i, --internal-only     don't call the mount.<type> helpers
 -l, --show-labels       lists all mounts with LABELs
 -n, --no-mtab           don't write to /etc/mtab
 -o, --options <list>    comma-separated list of mount options
 -O, --test-opts <list>  limit the set of filesystems (use with -a)
 -p, --pass-fd <num>     read the passphrase from file descriptor
 -r, --read-only         mount the filesystem read-only (same as -o ro)
 -t, --types <list>      limit the set of filesystem types
 -v, --verbose           say what is being done
 -V, --version           display version information and exit
 -w, --read-write        mount the filesystem read-write (default)

 -h, --help     display this help and exit
 -V, --version  output version information and exit

Source:
 -L, --label <label>     synonym for LABEL=<label>
 -U, --uuid <uuid>       synonym for UUID=<uuid>
 LABEL=<label>           specifies device by filesystem label
 UUID=<uuid>             specifies device by filesystem UUID
 <device>                specifies device by path
 <directory>             mountpoint for bind mounts (see --bind/rbind)
 <file>                  regular file for loopdev setup

Operations:
 -B, --bind              mount a subtree somewhere else (same as -o bind)
 -M, --move              move a subtree to some other place
 -R, --rbind             mount a subtree and all submounts somewhere else
 --make-shared           mark a subtree as shared
 --make-slave            mark a subtree as slave
 --make-private          mark a subtree as private
 --make-unbindable       mark a subtree as unbindable
 --make-rshared          recursively mark a whole subtree as shared
 --make-rslave           recursively mark a whole subtree as slave
 --make-rprivate         recursively mark a whole subtree as private
 --make-runbindable      recursively mark a whole subtree as unbindable
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