how to unmount /var

Stuart Sears stuart at
Sun Feb 17 13:07:26 UTC 2008

François Patte wrote:
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> Bonjour,
> I have done some mistakes while partitioning my HD and /var is too small.
> Fortunately, I use lvm... unfortunately I have to unmount /var before
> resizing and so many apps use /var....

why do you have to unmount it? If you are using LVM and ext2/3 you
should be able to do this online.

lvextend -L +<SIZE> /dev/volgroupname/var_volume

resize2fs /dev/volgroupname/var_volume


Stuart Sears
Stuart Sears RHC*

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