[linux-lvm] Moving space between logical volumes?
Krzysztof.Osicki at swisscom.com
Fri Sep 2 08:36:21 UTC 2005
I've got more experience with growing filesystems as with reducing them. Never managed to
delete enough data so a shring would make sense ;-)
Just yesterday I inncreased size of a ext3 FS by doing this
lvextend --size +4G /dev/gv00/local
resize2fs asked me to fsck -f /dev/gv00/local
That was it.
Shrinking is a bit more tricky as you have to be careful shrinking your LVol not to make is
smaller than the filesystem.
I've never used tune2fs or e2fsadm for this purpose and I think it's not the way to go.
Hope it helps.
On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:28:57 -0500
"Meadows, Howard T" <howard-meadows at uiowa.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. The logical volumes in question are ext3
> filesystems. I did read the man page for lvreduce and its warning about
> possible loss of data was what originally prompted me to ask for help.
> I do not want to resize the partition (they are all on the same
> partition), so I am wondering if e2fsadm might do the trick? It looks like
> you can shrink (and expand) logical volumes using e2fsadm with the
> restriction that shrinking only works on unmounted filesystems (if I'm
> reading the man page correctly). So... my current thought is as follows:
> * unmount the filesystems in question.
> * use 'tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda5' to turn off journaling
> * use 'e2fsadm -L -100G /dev/vg/lv1' to reduce lv1 by 100GB
> * use 'e2fsadm -L +100G /dev/vg/lv2' to increase lv2 by 100GB
> * use 'e2fsck -f /dev/sda5' to check the filesystems
> * use 'tune2fs -j /dev/sda5' to turn journaling back on
> * re-mount the filesystems
> It seems (from the man page for e2fsadm) that lvreduce/lvextend would
> then not be needed. Is this true?
> I would like to feel more confident that this would actually work before
> I jump in there and do it because I don't feel like looking for a new job if
> it doesn't. ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-lvm-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:linux-lvm-bounces at redhat.com] On
> Behalf Of Chris Osicki
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:28 PM
> To: LVM general discussion and development
> Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Moving space between logical volumes?
> Hi Howard
> Your start point is "man lvreduce". Depending of the filesystem type
> you're using you would have to find out how to resize the FS _before_
> using lvreduce/lvextend. Depending on the FS type it may or may not be
> possible to do it on a mounted FS. In worst case a boot from Rescue-CD
> would be necessary == down-time.
> You will have to do this:
> resize (decrease size of) the file system on the huge_lvol
> lvreduce huge_lvol
> lvextend tight_lvol
> resize (increase size of) the file system on the tight_lvol
> LVols resizing was I think the first and most important motivation to
> write LVM.
> Good luck.
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 02:56:40PM -0500, Meadows, Howard T wrote:
> > I have a volume group with 4 logical volumes. One of the logical volumes
> > a huge amount of space allocated to it, and another is running out of its
> > space.
> > I am assuming there is a way to re-allocate space from the one with lots
> > space to the one that is running out. I am nervous about using losing data
> > with a reduce-extend combination of commands. Can someone who has done
> > explain exactly how this is done (safely)?
> > Thanks,
> > -Howard
> > =======================================================
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