LVM Process question.
I'm a semi-newb to Linux so bare with me a bit.
I have a CentOS 5 server with a 250gb hard drive running close to the maximum space on one of the partitions. 87% of 200gb ( /home ), roughly.
I have a second 250gb hard drive which is completely unused.
I just recently did some searching through the forums here and found out about LVM and wanted to implement it. Although the downside is I believe it has to wipe a drive/partition before it can add it as a logical volume.
The process I'm considering following is:
1. add this empty 250gb (SDB) secondary hard drive as a logical volume on LVM and copy everything over from the currently filling up partition on my main hard drive.
2. have LVM add in the old partition on the primary hard drive (SDA)
3. extend my logical volume out to include the old partition. Extending my total hard drive space out to 450gb.
Do I have it right?
Thanks for the help.
Check out this, in my opinion great, step by step guide to LVM.
Hello rmyock :)
Thanks catkin and EricTRA for the explanation and links.
I ended up reading EricTRA's first and it helped break everything down a bit better.
catkin, thanks for the detailed process breakdown. I'll have a look at your links.
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