[linux-lvm] Cannot unmount logical volume to reduce it

Dan White ygor at comcast.net
Tue Nov 8 18:52:06 UTC 2011

Thanks.  I'll try it and see what I get.
I may be able to customize a rescue disc.

----- Joe Pruett <joey at q7.com> wrote:
> when you use the rescue disk, you need to tell it to skip the mounting
> of the drives.  and i hope you know that you need to shrink the file
> system first before you reduce the lv.  i don't know if the appropriate
> tools will be available on the rescue disk without mounting the main
> system drive, though.  using a livecd might be needed.
> On 11/08/2011 10:00 AM, Dan White wrote:
> > RHEL5.7 x86_64
> > I want to reduce the size of the logical volumes on a server.
> > The two giving me trouble are mounted on /var and /usr
> >
> > I cannot unmount them to reduce them.  Even tried booting into a rescue disc.
> >
> > Any suggestions ?

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