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Old 06-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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lvreduce/lvextend vs lvresize


What is the difference in using lvreduce/lvextend vs lvresize ?

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All three are symlinks to LVM for as far as I can tell. The only difference, in my opinion, is that lvresize can be used for both operations (shrinking and/or extending) while lvreduce / lvextend can only be used for one option, reducing / extending respectively. If there is something more to it, I'd love to know too. Always eager to learn.

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Found one little difference:
lvreduce as the only one of the three commands has the -f option to force operation. At least according to the man page. Cheered to soon when you do a {lvreduce;lvextend;lvresize} --help all three have the -f option


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