lvresize command is used to adjust the size of a logical volume. It can be used to increase or decrease the size of an existing logical volume. This command is very useful when you need to resize a logical volume to accommodate more data or free up space.
lvresize command has two main modes of operation: shrinking and expanding. When shrinking a logical volume, you can reduce the size of the file system and then shrink the logical volume to match. When expanding a logical volume, you can first increase the size of the logical volume and then expand the file system to match.
Expanding a Logical Volume
To expand a logical volume, you can use the following command:
lvresize -L +<size> <logical_volume>
This command will increase the size of the logical volume by the specified amount. For example, if you want to increase the size of a logical volume named
data by 10 gigabytes, you would use the following command:
lvresize -L +10G data
Shrinking a Logical Volume
To shrink a logical volume, you can use the following command:
lvresize -L -<size> <logical_volume>
This command will decrease the size of the logical volume by the specified amount. For example, if you want to decrease the size of a logical volume named
data by 5 gigabytes, you would use the following command:
lvresize -L -5G data
lvresize command has several options that can be used to modify its behavior. The following table lists all available options for this command:
|-l||Resize the logical volume by a specific number of extents|
|-L||Resize the logical volume to a specific size|
|-r||Resize the file system along with the logical volume|
|-t||Test the resize operation without actually performing it|
If you encounter issues when using the
lvresize command, here are some tips to help you troubleshoot:
- Make sure that you have the necessary permissions to resize the logical volume.
- Ensure that the logical volume is not mounted before resizing it.
- Check that the file system on the logical volume is compatible with the resize operation you are performing.
- Always make a backup of your data before resizing a logical volume.
- When resizing a logical volume, it is important to ensure that there is enough free space on the physical volume to accommodate the new size.
- If you are unsure about the exact size to use when resizing a logical volume, you can use the
lvdisplaycommand to view information about the logical volume.