How to extending /dev/mapper/fedora-data to take up spar/unused space
Fedora 18 desktop 64bit, newly installed
The capacity of the HD is 2TB
$ df -h
There are some spare space on the HD not used/installed. Pls advise;
How to expand /dev/mapper/fedora-data taking up the rest unused space instead of reinstalling the complete system?
At the present moment I don't need such a big space on /dev/mapper/fedora-data. What/How shall I use the spare/uninstalled space, now or in future?
There are several options.
You can resize the LVM partition to use the unallocated space and then resize the logical volumes as desired.
You can create a regular partition.
You can create another LVM partition with logical volumes and add the space to any of the existing LVs
Fedora has a GUI LVM tool and you can modify LVs on the fly without rebooting.
Tks for your advice.
My original setup on the HD was making it dualboot leaving some space for testing clouds. Because some of them need bare metal to run. Now I'm prepared abandoning such an arrangement. Because I found several spare old HDs, 180G, 500G and 600G. I can use them testing cloud.
Frankly speaking 1.5T space on /dev/mapper/fedora-data is more than sufficient for my use including in the foreseeable future.
Leave the unalloted space there?
To resize /dev/mapper/fedora-data won't take me lot of work nor any risk. Because this is a new box without data on it. In the worst case if something goes wrong on resizing I just reinstall Fedora. But if there are VMs running on it, there will be lot of work to do in resizing /dev/mapper/fedora-data.
Oh, Yes. The Fedora installer has a wonderful tool resizing LVs on the fly. I almost forgot it. Several months back I ran it resizing HD making the latter dualboot. Ubuntu 12.04 was running on the HD occupying the entire HD capacity. I ran Fedora installer resizing the HD to install Fedora on the space obtained. Wonderful, it was very easy without failure. I did it at least 3~4 times.
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