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RE: [linux-lvm] Automatically GROW an LV to max size



I imagine this would be fairly easy to do with a script?
Check the size with fdisk, then pass that along to
the lvm tools.
Perl should be able to handle that?

This is a suggestion only, I'm no programmer!
8-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-lvm-admin sistina com [mailto:linux-lvm-admin sistina com]On
> Behalf Of Tracy R Reed
> Sent: Thursday, 24 January 2002 2:24 p.m.
> To: linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject: [linux-lvm] Automatically GROW an LV to max size
> 
> 
> I'm the system administrator for MP3.com. I talked to some Sistina
> developers who visited the office a year or so ago but don't recall their
> names now, sorry. One if the things I asked for in LVM (and would still
> like to see) is a switch to create an LV that is as big as the remaining
> disk space available. 
> 
> We have a redhat based kickstart install that sets up a basic / and then
> creates an LV out of the rest of the disk. Currently we have hard coded
> the size of the remaining disk but it would be really slick if we could
> just pass an option to lvcreate which would just create an lv with the
> most space possible. 
> 
> Right now if we ever install on anything other than one of our standard
> 36G disks we have to delete the lv that was made and resize it or if the
> disk is smaller than 36G the hard coded lvcreate size will fail due to
> lack of space. 
> 
> There's got to be a cleaner way to do it.
> 
> -- 
> Tracy Reed      http://www.ultraviolet.org
> 



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