LVM only lets me extend online but not reduce with ext3
I have an encrpted LVM install with debian testing and ext3. I was running out of space yesterday on / so I reduced my /home/ and was able to extend my root partition.
It would not let me do the reduce online but would let me to lvextend online. I had to log on as root, unmount /home/ reduce it and extend /.
It said that this is not supported when I have read that LVM does support online reduce with ext3.
There are two issues: Resizing the ext3 filesystem and resizing the logical volume
The one you bumped into was resize2fs, which cannot reduce a mounted ext3 filesystem.
From the resize2fs manpage:
Thanks for your concise reply :) I guess I didnt think it though enough! Now I am going to try and find a way to online resize the FS
Thanks again :)
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