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Old 03-10-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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lvm:didn't do pvcreate on partition, before adding it to volume group


Hi,
i created a partition and then added it to a volume group, without however having previously declared it as a "physical volume". Now it seems to be working OK... Will i have any problems? If no, which is the reason of creating a "physical volume"?
 
Old 03-10-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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So you created a standard partition from say the fdisk command correct?

If so you will have no problems as far as usage go. Only lost is making smaller or bigger from the LVM tools.

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So you created a standard partition from say the fdisk command correct?
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Only lost is making smaller or bigger from the LVM tools.

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Sorry, i don't understand this. Can you explain please?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 08:22 AM   #4
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With LVM you can expand or shrink the logical partitions created within it. Also you can add additonal disc and create logical volume partitions one them and logical partitions within them. So now if one from disc 1 is getting to small you can create one on disc 2 and merge the two to create a span. This is hard to descibe. Best thing is to read the how-to on LVM. It is very long how-to. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

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