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Working with Linux LVM

Growing your lvm partition.
  • Find free space:
  • lvm vgs (VFree is amount of free space)
  • Find the the logical volum:
  • lvdisplay (LV Name is what you want)
  • Extend the drive (Add 50GB to current size) : 
  • lvextend –size +50G /dev/drive
  • unmount the drive (If drive is busy use lsof | grep /mountpoint to find the process that is using the mountpoint)
  • e2fsck -f /dev/drive
  • resize2fs /dev/drivemount
  • done
Its best if the drive is umounted before the lvextend command runs. (I have never had issues with this but you never know. )