[linux-lvm] expanding physical disks

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Wed Jun 13 13:20:32 UTC 2001

On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 01:10:42AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Brian Murrell writes:
> > How does LVM deal with physical disks that can get bigger or smaller,
> > such as a hardware RAID device?  What happens to a PV on a hardware
> > RAID-5 device that is presented to the system as a single (say scsci)
> > target when you put a few more disks in it and tell the hardware raid
> > device to add them to the given (scsi) target that a PV was created
> > on?  (what a mouthful).
> Doesn't work at this time.  LVM will only see what was originally there
> at the time pvcreate was run (or possibly vgcreate/vgextend).
At the moment your only chance is to create partitions on it and use those
partitions as PVs


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