Adding LVM to an existing system
From: Marc Shapiro (mshapiro_42_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 13:33:20 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I currently do not use LVM.
I have a 40GB disk with 3 physical partitions and logical partitions
5-11 on the remaining physical partition. Several of the partitions are
getting full. There is space on the disk. Just over half of the disk
space is UN-partitioned.
What I need to know is if I am better off to simply juggle the data
around using parted to increase the size of the paritions, or should I
install LVM and migrate the data to LVM volumes.
I have read the LVM-HOWTO.
It sound like I could create a new logical partition out of the
remaining space and create LVs there to hold all of my data. After
copying my data to the LVs and verifying that I can boot to the new LVs
I could then delete the old logical partitions, replace them with a
single, large partition and add it to the VG. This would give me plenty
of space to grow my LVs in the future.
Is this a good plan, or should I just juggle logical paritions and not
If I use LVM, should I leave the root and boot partitions out of the LG,
or can I boot from a LV? If so, what do I need to do to make sure that
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