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Old 08-04-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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Disk manager for Centos


Hi all,

I have a Centos 6.3 x64 installed. In fact it is a VMWare virtual machine working just fine.

But I need more space for backups from other hosts in my network with rsync. For that I added a 6TB virtual disk.

And the question is how can I manage, create, expand, delete, mount, etc... partitions in my new empty disk? I would like a GUI tool.

Thanks a lot for reading and for any help.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 07:32 AM   #2
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Install the package called system-config-lvm. That will give you a gui interface for managing lvm on the drive. After creating the lvm you'll need to format it like normal and you should be good to go.

For the command line reference: https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/C...r/LVM_CLI.html
 
Old 08-04-2014, 07:32 AM   #3
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LVM ? - For Centos you may still be abe to get system-config-lvm a GUI front-end. Don't get too used to it, it's already gone from Fedora.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot for the tip.

But I never used LVM before on real systems, because it is really confuse to my low level of knowleage.

I've tried it this time as you sugested, I can create the volume and format in ext4 but one thing I don't understand is when I enter in the console a simple "df -h" the new volume created is not listed.

I really look for an GUI app that allows to create, delete, expand, in the future, the new partittion.

Anny other sugestion?
 
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I wasn't suggesting you convert to LVM, merely asking if you were a current user. Centos website will likely have links to the Redhat manuals - have a look at the "Storage Admin Guide", it has a good walkthrough of the LVM GUI.

"df" shows mounted filesystems - regardless of whether you use "real" partitions or (LVM) logical volumes, they have to mounted on a pre-existing mount-point before they will be usable - or show up in "df".
 
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:11 AM   #6
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That tool, not sure if it goes by the same name for installation, but it looks and works the same is part of the default centos 7 gnome install, so vit will be around for a while to come.
 
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Ok now my vmdk have a ext4 partition, and the LVM do the resize thing as I wanted.

Thanks a lot to all for the help.
 
  


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