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[root@galileo ~]# /home/lvmmount
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[root@galileo ~]# umount /home/lvmmount

[root@galileo ~]# lvextend -L+1g dev/mydatavg/myvolt
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[root@galileo ~]#vgcreate mydatavg /dev/hda3
[root@galileo ~]#vgcreate mydatavg /dev/sda3
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*logical volumes= (example /dev/mydatavg/test)
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[root@galileo ~]# /home/lvmmount
lvextend - extend the size of a logical volume

-L, --size [+]LogicalVolumeSize[kKmMgGtT]
Extend or set the logical volume size in units in units of

[root@galileo ~]# lvextend -L+1g dev/mydatavg/myvolt

*check lvdisplay again...but ext3 filesystem on it has stayed unchanged.

*We need to resize the filesystem to actually fill the volume:

[root@galileo ~]# e2fsck -f /dev/mydatavg/myvolt

-f Force checking even if the file system seems clean.

root@lappy:~# resize2fs /dev/mydatavg/myvolt

resize2fs - ext2/ext3 file system resizer

%blue%Remove LVM

lvremove - remove a logical volume

[root@galileo ~]# lvremove /dev/mydatavg/myvolt

*If partition is to be mounted at boot-time you should update your /etc/fstab

/dev/mydatavg/myvolt /home/lvmmount ext3 noatime 0 2

%blue%Running pvdisplay will allow you to see which physical volume(s) make up your volume group.
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*physical volumes = /dev/hdb1
*volume groups= used to create logical volumes (example 'mydatavg')
*logical volumes= (example /dev/mydatavg/test)

In LVM, Volume Groups (VGs) are split up into logical volumes (LVs)

*[root@galileo ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80032038912 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9730 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 25 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 26 156 1052257+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda3 157 9730 76903155 83 Linux

*initialize sda3 as a physical volume

[root@galileo ~]# pvcreate /dev/sda3

%blue%pvcreate - initialize a disk or partition for use by LVM

*For several disks

[root@galileo ~]# pvcreate /dev/sdb
[root@galileo ~]# pvcreate /dev/sdc

%blue%Once initialised the partitions, or drives, we will create a volume group.

[root@galileo ~]#vgcreate mydatavg /dev/hda3

*vgcreate - create a volume group

Here "mydatavg" is the name of the volume group.

%blue%Single volume spanning two disks.

[root@galileo ~]#vgcreate mydatavg /dev/sdb /dev/sdc

*output of vgscan

[root@galileo ~]# vgscan
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Found volume group "mydatavg" using metadata type lvm2

* vgscan scans all SCSI, (E)IDE disks, multiple devices and a bunch of
other disk devices in the system looking for LVM physical volumes and
volume groups.

*Create logical volumes which we can mount and actually use.

[root@galileo ~]#lvcreate -n myvol --size 1g mydatavg

This command creates a volume of size 1Gb with the name myvol hosted on the LVM volume group mydatavg.

%blue%The logical volume will now be accessible via= /dev/mydatavg/myvol

*Formatted and mounted just like any other partition.

[root@galileo ~]# mkfs.ext3 /dev/mydatavg/myvol
[root@galileo ~]# mkdir /home/lvmmount
[root@galileo ~]# mount /dev/mydatavg/myvolt /home/lvmmount

*lvdisplay - display attributes of a logical volume

[root@galileo ~]# lvdisplay

*vgscan - scan all disks for volume groups and rebuild caches

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