Archive for the ‘LVM2’ Category

Logical Volume Manager makes the dynamic expansion of file systems dead stupid simple.  However there is a weakness, if you are using a partitioned file system as your Physical Volume (PV) then you will end up needing to expand the file system if you ever need to grow the actual storage.  This can be avoided […]

Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 06:00 | 4 comments
Categories: How To, Linux, LVM2

In my laptop I have a solid state disk, and frankly I am way past addicted to solid state disks, but what you get in performance you lose in capacity.  As such I have had to be creative with how I can have the capacity and the performance that I need.  Lately the solution has […]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: Bash, How To, Linux, LVM2

Occasionally you will have the need to use physical volumes which exceed the limits of the standard DOS partitioning scheme.  When you run into this a quick fdisk -l will reveal that you will need a new way to partition your disks. Fdisk will produce output similar to this… Use Parted to Create a Partition […]

Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: Linux, LVM2

I recently ran into a situation where I needed to create a large number of Logical Volumes for a server replacement situation.  I could have done some manual data input, but why not take the opportunity to quickly write a script to do the hard work for me? For my situation this was a server […]

Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: Bash, How To, Linux, LVM2

This really is an update to my previous article “Linux-KVM: Converting Raw Disk Images to LVM Logical Volumes“, but the process is significantly different and thus requires more explaining than a simple inline update would do it justice.  Now the big flaw with my first article was that by using dd on the hypervisor level, […]

Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 08:00 | 1 comment
Categories: How To, Linux, Linux-KVM, LVM2
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