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Re: [linux-lvm] Adding a disk to expand an existing logical volume



On 10-05-19 12:09 PM, kevin wrote:
The mkfs isn't supposed to be there, just set the new drive's partition
to type '8e' (Linux LVM).

Thanks for the quick response. So to recap, for a 144gb drive (/dev/sda1) :

1. fdisk /dev/sda1 type 8e
2. pvcreate /dev/sda1
3. vgextend existing_group_name /dev/sda1
4. lvextend -L+144G /dev/VolGroup00/existing_group_name

Does that look correct?

Thanks so much once again,

Kevin

Hi Kevin,

I've been meaning to add this process to my wiki for a while now. This is as good a time as any, so take a gander here:

http://wiki.alteeve.com/index.php/Adding_Space_to_an_LVM

Note that it's a copy-pasted from some of my other docs, so some of it will reference non-existing things, but the steps should all be there.

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